APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which can speed up a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a website which doesn't change, for example an informational portal which shows identical content all the time. Once the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load considerably faster. APC is really helpful particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each website can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.