APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can speed up a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content that has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that does not change, for instance an informational portal which shows the exact same content at all times. Once the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load considerably faster. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC with each shared website hosting package that we provide as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is extremely flexible, you will be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. You can also decide if all websites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.