APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could boost a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows the same content all the time. As soon as the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor loads them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load a lot faster. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your web applications regardless of the hosting plan that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites because it will start caching their program code. If you would like to run websites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to 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 website without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.