APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the site content that needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a site that does not change, such as an informational portal that displays the very same content at all times. As soon as the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load significantly faster. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the hosting plan that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it will speed up your websites because it will start caching their program code. In case you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.