APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the content that has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for a site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows identical content on a regular basis. When the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user opens them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load significantly quicker. APC is really efficient especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the web hosting packages that we provide since it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and set the version that each site will use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specified 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 need the custom setup.