Learn what precisely Zend Optimizer is and the way it can alter the entire performance of any PHP app.
Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, which is needed to execute files encoded with Zend Guard - a widespread app that is used to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the objective to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a number of organizations which develop paid script applications, so when you purchase such an application for your site, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. If you are a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to secure your program code and ensure that your website visitors or clients will not be able to change it in any way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer often perform better since their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed a lot faster.
Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting
If you buy a website hosting
from us, you will be able to choose the PHP version, which will be active for your account depending on what your script applications require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this area, you'll be able to use a compact software tool that will allow you to handle the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, therefore you won't need any kind of previous knowledge as activating Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same by placing a php.ini file with the necessary code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the tool, you'll be able to contact our technical support team at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers that comprise our cluster website hosting platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server
packages. It is available at all times even when you change 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 the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a few clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. Furthermore, you may even employ a different release of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual website that you host in the account. This is possible by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code inside it. In case you don't have previous experience and you are not sure how to do this, our 24/7 technical support can help you.