APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a website that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays the exact same content all the time. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load considerably faster. APC is very useful especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications whatever the hosting package that you choose when you join us. The module can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will speed up your websites since it'll start caching their program code. If you want to run sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a specific Internet site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.