What precisely is Zend Optimizer? How can it influence the performance of a PHP application?
Zend Optimizer is a well-known software, which is needed to run files encrypted with Zend Guard. The second encrypts files written in PHP 4 and PHP 5 to protect them from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage, thus guarding copyrighted source code. In case you'd like to protect your custom-made script, for example, you can employ Zend Guard and your program code will no longer be human readable, but you will also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your website. Numerous ready-made script-driven applications, particularly ones which are paid, also need Zend Optimizer so as to function correctly because their core code is often not free to change. Sites which use the instrument are usually faster since their program code is already optimized and pre-compiled.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
All shared website hosting
accounts which we offer are created on our advanced cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers which are part of the clusters. For that reason, you're able to install and execute script-driven applications that need Zend whatever the plan that you choose upon signup. The intuitive Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the accounts shall make the control over your web presence very easy and activating Zend Optimizer makes no exception as it'll take a single click to do this. Furthermore, more experienced users can also put a php.ini file in a given domain folder and enable Zend just for a specific domain. As you can switch between many different PHP releases, you will be able to activate Zend Optimizer for any of them in exactly the same way and run both new and older applications within the same account.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all of the servers that comprise our cluster website hosting platform, so you'll be able to use it for your script-driven applications with all of our semi-dedicated server
plans. It will be available all the time even when you change the PHP release for your account because our feature-rich platform allows you to choose 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 just 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 can also use a different release of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual site that you host from your account. You can do this by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code inside it. In case you don't have previous experience and you are not sure how to do this, our 24/7 support can help you.