APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the site content that 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 websites with regularly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, for example an informational portal that displays the very same content at all times. Once the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load significantly faster. APC is really efficient especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with any of the shared web hosting packages that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll start caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each website can use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specific Internet sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.