What precisely is Zend Optimizer? Just how can it influence the general performance of a PHP application?
Zend Optimizer is a tool, which is required to run files encrypted with Zend Guard - a well-known app which is used to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the objective to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by many companies which make paid script apps, so when you buy such an app for your site, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you will host it. If you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your code and make sure that your site visitors or customers won't be able to alter it in whatever way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform much better because their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it is already optimized and will be executed much more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on our custom cloud platform and you're able to use it regardless of the cloud hosting
package that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all the accounts and it will take you just a few clicks to do this. Because we support several different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used yet. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click tool, therefore you do not need any computer programming skills or previous experience. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app that needs Zend Optimizer with no troubles, but in case you're unsure what you should do, you are able to contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they can enable the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Zend Optimizer is featured on all servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, so you can use it for all of your script-driven applications with all of our semi-dedicated server
packages. It is available all the time even if you switch the PHP release for your account since our feature-rich platform will allow you to select from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. What's more, you may even use a different release of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual site that you host in your account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a couple of lines of program code in it. In case you don't have previous experience and you are not sure how to do that, our 24/7 tech assistance can assist you.