What is Zend Optimizer? Just how can it impact the effectiveness of a PHP app?
Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that is required to execute files protected with Zend Guard - a popular application which is used 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 many companies which create paid script apps, so when you get such an app for your site, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. If you are a programmer, you can also use Zend Guard to secure your code and ensure that your site visitors or customers won't be able to alter it in whatever way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer generally perform much better as their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
Zend Optimizer can be found on our custom cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the cloud hosting
plan that you select. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all the accounts and it'll take you only several clicks to do this. Since we support many different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used so far. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click software tool, and you don't need any kind of coding skills or previous practical experience. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, but if you're not sure what you should do, you're able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support team and they will enable the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all of the servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, which means that you're able to use it for all your script-driven applications with any of our semi-dedicated server
plans. It'll be available all the time even when you switch the PHP version for your account since our feature-rich platform allows you to choose between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a few clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. What's more, you may also employ a different release of PHP and enable or disable Zend for every single site that you host in the account. This is possible by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code in it. In case you do not have previous experience and you are not sure how to do that, our 24/7 tech assistance can assist you.