Learn what precisely Zend Optimizer is and in what ways it can change the performance of a PHP application.
Zend Optimizer is an instrument, which is needed to execute files protected with Zend Guard - a well-known app that is employed to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by many corporations that make paid script apps, so when you purchase such an app for your website, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you'll host it. If you're a programmer, you can also use Zend Guard to shield your code and ensure that your site visitors or customers will not be able to alter it in any way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform much better since their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed much more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer comes with all the servers that are part of our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform. No matter which shared website hosting plan
you pick, you will be able to activate the software instrument to guarantee that any script app which needs it will work properly as part of your account. Using a handy software tool from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate a variety of settings with one button. Zend Optimizer will be one of them, so even if this is your very first hosting account ever, you will not have any problems. In the very same section you can also choose the PHP release for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, and any time you switch to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. As our platform allows you to use a couple of PHP versions simultaneously, more experienced users can activate the tool for a specific site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Zend Optimizer is featured on all the servers that comprise our cluster website hosting platform, which means that you're able to use it for all of your script-driven applications with any of our semi-dedicated server
plans. It will be available at all times even when you switch the PHP release for your account as 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 couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. Furthermore, you can even use a different release of PHP and enable or disable Zend for each individual site that you host from your account. This is possible by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code in it. If you don't have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do this, our 24/7 tech support can assist you.