What exactly is Zend Optimizer? How will it influence the general performance of a PHP app?
Zend Optimizer is a popular piece of software, that's needed to execute files protected with Zend Guard. The latter encrypts files written in PHP 4 and PHP 5 to protect them from reverse engineering and illegal usage, thus guarding copyright protected source code. If you wish to protect your custom script, for instance, you will be able to take advantage of Zend Guard and your code will no longer be human readable, but you'll also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your website. A lot of ready-made script-driven applications, in particular ones which are paid, also require Zend Optimizer to operate correctly as their core code is often not free to change. Websites that use the tool are usually quicker since their code is already optimized and precompiled.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
When you purchase a hosting
through us, you're able to select the PHP version, that will be active for your account depending on what your script applications need. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia website 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 are able to take advantage of a small software tool that will allow you to manage the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, so you will not need any previous knowledge as enabling Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More advanced users can do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the necessary program code in a specific domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the instrument, you're able to contact our technical support crew at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server
that we provide and it takes only a couple of clicks to do this. When you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you have to head to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is among these options, therefore you will not have to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP release for your account through the very same section, you'll have to enable Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we have also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP version as well as 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 site, but not for the hosting account in general.