Learn just what exactly Zend Optimizer is and in what ways it will impact the overall performance of a PHP application.
Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that is required to run files encrypted with Zend Guard - a widespread application that is employed 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 which create paid script apps, so in case you acquire such an application for your site, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. If you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your code and ensure that your site visitors or clients won't be able to change it in any way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer often perform much better since their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on our custom-built cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the hosting
plan that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all accounts and it will take you only several clicks to do that. Because we support a number of different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used so far. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software instrument, and you do not need any coding skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, but if you're not sure what to do, you are able to contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they will enable the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We provide Zend Optimizer with all of our semi-dedicated services
. It's available on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore if any script-driven app that you'd like to use requires it to function, you just need to activate it with a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you can also switch the PHP version that your hosting account uses. For every new version which you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you are all set. Hepsia remembers your choice for previously used versions of PHP, which means that you won't have to do this every time. In case you have more experience, you are able to benefit from the flexibility of our cloud platform and employ a php.ini file to set a different PHP release and enable/disable Zend Optimizer for a particular site without altering the overall settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.