What exactly is Zend Optimizer? Just how can it affect the performance of a PHP application?
Zend Optimizer is a tool, which is needed to execute files protected with Zend Guard - a widespread app 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 organizations which make paid script applications, so in case you acquire such an application for your site, you will most likely 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 program code and make sure that your site visitors or customers won't be able to change it in any way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer usually perform better since their PHP code is precompiled, thus it is already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our custom-made cloud platform and you will be able to use it whatever the web hosting
package that you select. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all accounts and it'll take you just a couple of clicks to do that. Since we support numerous versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used so far. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click tool, so you will not need any kind of coding skills or previous experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer without troubles, yet if you're not sure what you should do, you'll be able to contact our 24/7 tech support crew and they can activate the instrument for you.