APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays the same content all the time. Once the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user opens them. Since 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 useful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single shared web hosting package that we provide since it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.