APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can boost a database-driven website several times. When a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that shows identical content on a regular basis. Once the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared web hosting package that we offer as it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you can run Internet sites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. It's also possible to choose if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.