What is Zend Optimizer? Just how can it affect the efficiency of a PHP app?
Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that's required to run files encrypted with Zend Guard - a popular app that is employed to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a lot of corporations that develop paid script applications, so in case you obtain such an app for your site, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you will host it. If you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your program code and make sure that your site visitors or customers will be unable to alter it in whatever way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer ordinarily perform much better because their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed much faster.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer can be found on our in-house built cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the shared web hosting
package that you select. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all accounts and it will take you as little as several clicks to do that. Because we support several different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to activate Zend Optimizer every time you change the version to one you haven't used yet. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click tool, and you won't need any coding skills or previous experience. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, still when you're not sure what you should do, you'll be able to contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they'll activate the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server
that we provide and it'll take you just a few clicks to do that. When you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should visit the PHP Configuration section where you can find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is among these options, therefore you will not need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP release for your account from the very same section, you will need to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP release and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific website, but not for the web hosting account in general.