APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can speed up a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the site content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a site that does not change, such as an informational portal which shows the exact same content at all times. 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 get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load much quicker. APC is very useful especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the website hosting package that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will speed up your sites since it'll begin caching their code. In case you would like 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 inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.