What exactly is Zend Optimizer? How can it influence the functionality of a PHP application?
Zend Optimizer is an instrument, that's needed to run files encrypted with Zend Guard - a popular application that is employed to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by many companies which develop paid script applications, so if you acquire such an application for your site, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you will host it. In case you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your code and make sure that your site visitors or customers won't be able to alter it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform much better since their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it is already optimized and will be executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
All of the cloud hosting
accounts that we offer are set up on our cutting-edge cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is set up on all servers that are part of the clusters. Consequently, you can install and run script-driven applications which require Zend irrespective of the plan that you pick upon registration. The user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the accounts shall make the control over your web presence very simple and activating Zend Optimizer makes no exception because it'll take just a single click to do this. In addition, more experienced users can also place a php.ini file in a given domain folder and enable Zend just for a particular domain name. As you can switch between many different PHP versions, you'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer for all of them in exactly the same way and run both new and older applications within the same account.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We offer Zend Optimizer with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
. It's installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, which means that if any script-driven app which you want to use requires it to work, you just have to activate it with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. You will find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you can also switch the PHP version which your hosting account uses. For each new version which you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you are all set. Hepsia will remember your selection for previously used versions of PHP, so you will not need to do that every time. In case you have more experience, you'll be able to take advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file to set a different PHP version and enable/disable Zend Optimizer for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.