What is Zend Optimizer? How will it impact the functionality of a PHP application?
Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, that is needed to run files encoded with Zend Guard - a widespread app that is employed to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a lot of companies which develop paid script applications, so if you purchase such an application for your site, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you'll host it. In case you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your code and ensure that your site visitors or clients won't be able to change it in any way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform better owing to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, so it's already optimized and will be executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
If you purchase a cloud hosting
from our company, you have the option to pick the PHP release, which will be active for the account according to what your script applications require. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for all 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 software tool that will allow you to manage the php.ini file for the account and enable or disable PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any kind of previous experience considering that enabling 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 program code in a particular domain folder. If you need any help to activate the tool, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We offer Zend Optimizer with all of our semi-dedicated servers
. It's installed on our avant-garde cloud platform, so if any script-driven app which you need to use requires it to work, you just have to activate it with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration area where you may also switch the PHP release that your web hosting account uses. For each new version which you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you will be all set. Hepsia will remember your selection for previously used releases of PHP, therefore you will not have to do that each and every time. In the event that you have more experience, you are able to take full advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file to set a different PHP version and enable/disable Zend Optimizer for a specific website without the need of altering the settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.