What is Zend Optimizer? Just how can it affect the general performance of a PHP application?
Zend Optimizer is a popular software, that's needed to execute files encoded with Zend Guard. The latter encrypts files written in PHP 4 and PHP 5 to protect them from reverse engineering and not authorized usage, thus guarding copyright protected source code. In case you wish to protect your custom-written script, for instance, you'll be 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 website. Various pre-made script-driven applications, especially ones that are paid, also require Zend Optimizer to function efficiently because their core code is usually not free to modify. Websites which use the instrument are usually faster as their program code is already optimized and pre-compiled.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared website hosting package
from us, you will be able to choose the PHP release, which will be active for the account based on what your script apps require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you will be able to employ a compact tool that will allow you to manage the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, therefore you won't need any previous experience as enabling Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More skilled users will be able to do the same by adding a php.ini file with the required program code in a particular domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the instrument, you can contact our technical support team at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server
that we supply and it takes only a couple of clicks to do this. When you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you need to head to the PHP Configuration section where you will find various options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, therefore you do not have to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP version for your account through the very same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we've also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP release 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 specific site, but not for the hosting account as a whole.