Learn what exactly Zend Optimizer is and also just how it can alter the general performance of any PHP app.
Zend Optimizer is a tool, that is needed to execute files protected with Zend Guard - a widespread application which is used 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 that create paid script apps, so in case you obtain such an app for your site, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. In case you're a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to secure your program code and make sure that your site visitors or clients will not be able to change it in whatever way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer ordinarily perform better due to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it is already optimized and will be executed much faster.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer can be found on our in-house made cloud platform and you can use it whatever the shared web hosting
package that you select. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all accounts and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. Since we support several different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to activate Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you have not used yet. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click software tool, therefore you won't need any computer programming skills or previous experience. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that needs Zend Optimizer without difficulties, still in case you're not sure what you should do, you'll be able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support team and they will enable the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We provide Zend Optimizer with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services
. It's installed on our revolutionary cloud platform, which means that if any script-driven app which you need to use requires it to work, you just have to activate it with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel. You will find Zend in the PHP Configuration area where you can also switch the PHP release which your website hosting account uses. For any new release that you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you are all set. Hepsia will remember your choice for previously used versions of PHP, which means that you won't need to do this each time. In the event that you have more experience, you can take full advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file in order to set a different PHP version and enable/disable Zend Optimizer for a specific domain without altering the overall settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.