What exactly is Zend Optimizer? How can it affect the functionality of a PHP app?
Zend Optimizer is a popular piece of software, which is required to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard. The latter encrypts files created in PHP 4 and PHP 5 to protect them from reverse engineering and illegal usage, thus guarding copyrighted source code. In case you need to protect your custom-written script, for example, you can use Zend Guard and your code won't be human readable, but you will also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your blog. Numerous ready-made script-driven applications, in particular ones which are paid, also need Zend Optimizer in order to work correctly as their core code is ordinarily not free to change. Websites which use the tool are usually quicker since their code is already optimized and pre-compiled.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers that are part of our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. No matter which Linux shared package
you get, you'll be able to use the instrument to ensure that any kind of script app that needs it will work flawlessly within your account. Using a handy tool from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate many different settings with just a single button. Zend Optimizer is one of these, so even if this happens to be your very first hosting account ever, you will not have any difficulties. In the same section you can also select the PHP version for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, which means that each time you change to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a click. As our platform enables you to employ a couple of PHP releases at the same time, more advanced users can activate the instrument for an individual site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is featured on all of the servers that comprise our cluster website hosting platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for all of your script-driven apps with any of our semi-dedicated server
packages. It'll be available all the time even when you change the PHP version for your account because our feature-rich platform will allow 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 web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. What's more, you may also use a different version of PHP and enable or disable Zend for every single website that you host in the account. This is possible by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a few lines of program code in it. If you do not have previous experience and you are not sure how to do this, our 24/7 tech assistance can help you.