APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can boost a database-driven site several times. When a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website which does not change, for instance an informational portal which shows the same 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 collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load much quicker. APC is very efficient particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is available with every single shared web hosting package that we offer and you can activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you will be able to take advantage of the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we provide different releases of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our next generation cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use an alternative web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.