What precisely is Zend Optimizer? Just how can it impact the overall performance of a PHP app?
Zend Optimizer is an instrument, that is required to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a well-known application 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 a number of corporations that make paid script applications, so in case you buy such an app for your website, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. In case you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your code and ensure that your website visitors or clients will not be able to alter it in whatever way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform better owing to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, so it is already optimized and will be executed much faster.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
Zend Optimizer can be found on our tailor-made cloud platform and you're able to use it whatever the cloud hosting
package that you select. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all the accounts and it will take you just a few clicks to do this. Because we support numerous releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used so far. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software tool, and you don't need any kind of coding skills or previous expertise. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app which requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, yet in case you're not sure what you should do, you'll be able to contact our 24/7 technical support team and they can activate the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on all of the servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for all your script-driven apps with any of our semi-dedicated server
plans. It is available all the time even if you switch the PHP version for your account because our feature-rich platform will allow you to choose between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a few clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. In addition, you may also employ a different version of PHP and enable or disable Zend for each individual site that you host from your account. This is possible by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a couple of lines of code in it. In case you don't have previous experience and you are not sure how to do this, our 24/7 tech assistance can assist you.