APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content that needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, for instance an informational portal which displays the same content all the time. Once the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load much quicker. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is available with each and every shared web hosting solution that we offer and you can enable it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web apps. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you will be able to take advantage of the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we provide different versions of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our next generation cloud web hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so if you use some other web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a selected site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.