What precisely is Zend Optimizer? How can it impact the overall performance of a PHP application?
Zend Optimizer is a well-known software, that is required to execute files encoded with Zend Guard. The latter encodes files created in PHP 4 and PHP 5 to protect them from reverse engineering and unauthorized use, thus guarding copyrighted source code. When you would like to protect your custom script, for instance, you can use Zend Guard and your program code will not be human readable, but you will also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your website. A lot of pre-made script-driven apps, especially ones which are paid, also need Zend Optimizer in order to operate correctly since their core code is ordinarily not free to change. Websites that use the instrument are normally speedier as their program code is already optimized and precompiled.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting
If you buy a shared web hosting
from us, you can select the PHP version, which will be active for the account based on what your script apps require. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this area, you are able to employ a compact tool that will allow you to control the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, which means that you won't need any kind of previous experience considering that enabling Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More advanced users can do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the needed code in a specific domain folder. If you need any help to activate the instrument, you're able to contact our tech support crew at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server
that we offer and it will take you only a few clicks to do that. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should visit the PHP Configuration section where you will find many different options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is one of these options, so you don't need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP release for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we have also left the option for more experienced 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 particular website, but not for the hosting account in general.