APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can boost a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the website content which needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a website which does not change, for instance an informational portal that shows the exact same content all the time. Once the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load significantly faster. APC is really efficient especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
APC is provided with every single shared website hosting package that we offer and you can enable it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you'll be able to take advantage of the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we provide several releases of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP within the same account. Our next generation cloud web hosting platform is extremely adaptable, 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 selected site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.