APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could boost a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which should 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 websites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a site which does not change, for instance an informational portal that displays the same content on a regular basis. When the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load a lot quicker. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your applications regardless of the web hosting package that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will speed up your websites because it'll start caching their code. In case you need to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.