APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, 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 shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, such as an informational portal that shows identical content on a regular basis. When the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load considerably quicker. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared website hosting plan that we provide because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is rather flexible, you'll be able to run websites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. You can also choose if all Internet sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are performed with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.