APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can speed up a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the website content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, for example an informational portal which displays the exact same content on a regular basis. Once the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load a lot quicker. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your web applications whatever the web hosting solution that you select when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites since it will begin caching their code. In case you want to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.