What exactly is Zend Optimizer? How will it impact the effectiveness of a PHP application?
Zend Optimizer is a tool, that is required to run files protected with Zend Guard - a popular application which is employed to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a large number of organizations that develop paid script apps, so when you obtain such an application for your site, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you will host it. If you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to shield your program code and make sure that your website visitors or clients won't be able to alter it in whatever way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer often perform much better owing to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our in-house made cloud platform and you will be able to use it whatever the website hosting
plan that you select. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all of the accounts and it will take you as little as several clicks to do this. Considering that we support numerous releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you have not used yet. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click instrument, so you don't need any kind of computer programming skills or previous experience. Our website hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, yet when you are not sure what you should do, you are able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support crew and they'll activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We've installed Zend Optimizer on all servers which are part of our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created on it, you can activate and take advantage of Zend for any kind of script application which you need to use with just a single click. You can also choose the PHP version that will be active for your account, therefore if you switch to a new release, you just have to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as easy as that. In case you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to enable Zend Optimizer just for a single site by putting a php.ini file with the required program code in the corresponding domain folder.