APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that can boost a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the site content which needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that does not change, such as an informational portal which shows the same content at all times. Once the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load considerably quicker. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single shared web hosting package that we offer as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is really flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases running on the platform. In addition, you can select if all sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.