APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the website content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, such as an informational portal that shows the exact same content on a regular basis. As soon as the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load considerably faster. APC is really useful in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the shared hosting package that you pick when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will speed up your websites as it will begin caching their code. If you would like to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a specific Internet site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.