What exactly is Zend Optimizer? How can it affect the overall performance of a PHP application?
A lot of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encrypted code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the unauthorized use of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption tools used for this particular purpose is named Zend Guard and it's used widely as it can be used to alter any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the encrypted files to work efficiently on a web server subsequently is if an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. When you wish to work with any type of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is installed on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, websites that need the instrument can perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our in-house made cloud platform and you can use it whatever the shared hosting
plan that you select. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all of the accounts and it'll take you only several clicks to do this. Because we support several different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to enable Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you haven't used yet. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click software tool, therefore you don't need any kind of coding skills or previous experience. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, still in case you're unsure how to proceed, you will be able to contact our 24/7 tech support crew and they will activate the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We've installed Zend Optimizer on all of the servers that are a part of our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created on it, you will be able to enable and use Zend for any script app which you need to use with no more than a single click. You may also select the PHP release that will be active for your account, so if you move to another version, you just need to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as simple as that. If you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to enable Zend Optimizer only for a separate site by placing a php.ini file with the needed program code inside the corresponding domain folder.