APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What does the abbreviation 'APC' signify? Why is the existence of APC within your account essential as far as your PHP-based web sites are concerned? How to activate this feature?
APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could speed up a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the site content which should 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 websites with routinely changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a site that does not change, for instance an informational portal which displays the same content all the time. When the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user loads them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load much quicker. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your applications whatever the shared website hosting plan that you choose when you register. The module can be activated from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will boost your websites because it will start caching their code. In case you wish to run sites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a specific site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.