Learn exactly what Zend Optimizer is and in what ways it might impact the general performance of any PHP app.
Zend Optimizer is a popular piece of software, that's required to execute files encoded with Zend Guard. The latter encrypts files created in PHP 4 and PHP 5 so as to protect them from reverse engineering and not authorized use, thus guarding copyright protected source code. When you want to protect your custom-written script, for instance, you are able to take advantage of Zend Guard and your program code will no longer be human readable, but you'll also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your blog. A number of pre-made script-driven applications, in particular ones that are paid, also require Zend Optimizer to function properly as their core code is often not free to change. Websites that use the instrument are normally quicker as their program code is already optimized and precompiled.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our custom cloud platform and you'll be able to use it whatever the web hosting
package that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the accounts and it'll take you just a few clicks to do that. Given that we support a number of different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used yet. This is really easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click software instrument, and you don't need any computer programming skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer with no troubles, still if you are unsure how to proceed, you're able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they can activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Zend Optimizer is available on all of the servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, which means that you're able to use it for all of your script-driven applications with all of our semi-dedicated server
plans. It'll be available at all times even when you change the PHP release for your account because our feature-rich platform will allow you to select from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you can also employ a different version of PHP and enable or disable Zend for each individual domain that you host in your account. This is possible by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code inside it. If you don't have previous experience and you are not sure how to do that, our 24/7 technical assistance can assist you.