APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which could boost a database-driven website several times. When a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal which displays the same content at all times. As soon as the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user accesses them. As 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 useful particularly for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is provided with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer and you could enable it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you'll notice the faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we provide different releases of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our cutting-edge cloud Internet hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a particular site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.