What exactly is Zend Optimizer? Just how can it impact the overall performance of a PHP app?
Numerous licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have protected code, which isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the illegal usage of such apps. Among the most popular encryption instruments used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it's widespread as it can be used to modify all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the encoded files to work the right way on a web server after that is when a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. If you wish to use any type of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your site. In addition, sites that require the tool can perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our custom-made cloud platform and you'll be able to use it regardless of the shared website hosting
package that you choose. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the accounts and it'll take you only several clicks to do this. Since we support many different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used so far. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click software instrument, therefore you don't need any programming skills or previous practical experience. Our website hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application that needs Zend Optimizer without troubles, yet in case you're unsure what to do, you will be able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they can activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We provide Zend Optimizer with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
. It is present on our innovative cloud platform, which means that if any script-driven application which you wish to use requires it to function, you just have to enable it with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you can also switch the PHP release that your hosting account uses. For each new version that you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you will be all set. Hepsia will remember your choice for previously used releases of PHP, therefore you will not have to do this every time. If you have more experience, you are able to benefit from the versatility of our cloud platform and employ a php.ini file in order to set another PHP release and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a particular domain without the need of altering the overall settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.