What is Zend Optimizer? Just how can it influence the effectiveness of a PHP app?
Zend Optimizer is an instrument, that's needed to run files protected with Zend Guard - a popular app which is used to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the objective to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a large number of companies which create paid script applications, so in case you obtain such an application for your website, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you will host it. If you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your program code and make sure that your website visitors or customers will be unable to change it in whatever way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform much better due to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
When you buy a Linux shared website hosting
from our company, you are able to select the PHP release, that will be active for your account based on what your script apps require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for any of the releases that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you'll be able to use a compact tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, so you will not need any kind of previous experience considering that activating Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More skilled users will be able to do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the required code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the tool, you are able to contact our technical support team at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We've installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers that are part of our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created on it, you will be able to activate and use Zend for any kind of script application that you would like to use with just a click. In addition, you can pick the PHP version which will be active for your account, so if you move to a different release, you only have 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 easy as that. If you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to enable Zend Optimizer just for a separate site by placing a php.ini file with the required program code inside the corresponding domain folder.