What is Zend Optimizer? How will it affect the general performance of a PHP app?
Zend Optimizer is an instrument, that is needed to execute files protected with Zend Guard - a popular application which is used to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by lots of organizations that make paid script apps, so when you obtain such an application for your site, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you will host it. If you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your code and ensure that your site visitors or clients will not be able to alter it in whatever way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer often perform much better because their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed much more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer comes with all servers which are a part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. No matter which Linux cloud web hosting package
you get, you will be able to activate the instrument to ensure that any script app that needs it will operate flawlessly as part of your account. By using a handy software tool in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all the hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate various options with one button. Zend Optimizer is one of these, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you will not have any troubles. In the exact same area you can also select the PHP version for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, therefore any time you move to one that you have not used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with a single click. Because our platform allows you to use multiple PHP releases at the same time, more advanced users can enable the tool for a specific website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is featured on all of the servers that comprise our cluster website hosting platform, which means that you can use it for all of your script-driven applications with all of our semi-dedicated server
plans. It is available at all times even when you change the PHP version for your account since our feature-rich platform allows you to choose between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you may also use a different release of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual domain that you host in the account. You can do this by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code inside it. If you do not have previous experience and you are not sure how to do that, our 24/7 support will assist.