APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. When a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, like an informational portal which shows the same content at all times. When the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load significantly faster. APC is really helpful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the web hosting solution that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your websites as it will start caching their code. In case you would like to run sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.