APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could speed up a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which does not change, for instance an informational portal which shows identical content at all times. When the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load a lot quicker. APC is very useful especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
APC is available with each shared website hosting package that we offer and you can enable it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you'll notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we offer different releases of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our leading-edge cloud Internet hosting platform is very flexible, 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 particular site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.