APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that could speed up a database-driven site several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, like an informational portal that displays the same content on a regular basis. As soon as the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load significantly quicker. APC is very effective especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared hosting package that we offer as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you will be able to run websites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. You can also decide if all websites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.