What precisely is Zend Optimizer? How will it affect the general performance of a PHP app?
Zend Optimizer is a popular piece of software, which is needed to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard. The aforementioned encodes files created in PHP 4 and PHP 5 in order to protect them from reverse engineering and illegal usage, thus guarding copyrighted source code. If you want to protect your custom-made script, for example, you are able to use Zend Guard and your code won't be human readable, but you will also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your blog. Many pre-made script-driven apps, in particular ones that are paid, also require Zend Optimizer to work effectively because their core code is generally not free to modify. Sites which use the tool are typically quicker since their program code is already optimized and pre-compiled.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers that are part of our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform. Regardless of which shared hosting
you pick, you can use the instrument to guarantee that any kind of script app that requires it will work perfectly as part of your account. By using a handy tool from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all the hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate different settings with a single button. Zend Optimizer is one of these, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't encounter any issues. In the same section you can also pick the PHP version for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, thus whenever you change to one that you haven't used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with a single click. Because our platform allows you to work with a couple of PHP versions simultaneously, more experienced users can enable the instrument for a particular website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server
that we offer and it takes just a few clicks to do this. When you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, which means that you don't need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP version for your account from the same section, you will have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we have also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP release and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this particular website, but not for the website hosting account as a whole.