APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can boost a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown 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 an Internet site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays identical content on a regular basis. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load a lot quicker. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the hosting solution that you pick when you join us. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will boost your Internet sites since it'll start caching their program code. If you wish to run sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.