APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the content that should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, for instance an informational portal that shows the very same content on a regular basis. As soon as the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load considerably quicker. APC is very helpful particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to use APC for your web applications with any of the shared website hosting plans that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it will begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and pick the version that each Internet site can use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specific sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.