APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a website which doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays the very same content on a regular basis. As soon as the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load a lot faster. APC is very efficient in particular for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
APC is provided 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 want to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you'll experience the faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we provide different releases of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use a different web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.