What is Zend Optimizer? Just how can it affect the overall performance of a PHP app?
A lot of licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have encrypted program code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the not authorized use of such applications. One of the most popular encryption software tools used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it's popular since it can be used to modify all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the encoded files to work the right way on a web server subsequently is if a second tool called Zend Optimizer is available. When you want to employ any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, websites that require the instrument will perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on our in-house made cloud platform and you'll be able to use it whatever the cloud hosting
plan that you choose. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the accounts and it'll take you just several clicks to do this. Due to the fact that we support several different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will need to enable Zend Optimizer every 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 deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click application, therefore 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 needs Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, yet if you are unsure how to proceed, you will be able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they will enable the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server
that we offer and it'll take you just a couple of clicks to do that. After you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you need to visit the PHP Configuration section where you can find many different options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is one of these options, which means that you will not have to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP release for your account from the same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we have also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP version as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this particular site, but not for the hosting account in general.