What precisely is Zend Optimizer? How will it influence the performance of a PHP app?
Zend Optimizer is a popular piece of software, that's needed to execute files protected with Zend Guard. The latter encodes files written in PHP 4 and PHP 5 in order to protect them from reverse engineering and not authorized usage, thus guarding copyright protected source code. If you wish to protect your custom script, for instance, you're able to employ Zend Guard and your program code won't be human readable, but you'll also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your site. Various pre-made script-driven apps, in particular ones which are paid, also require Zend Optimizer to function effectively as their core code is often not free to modify. Internet sites which use the tool are usually speedier because their program code is already optimized and pre-compiled.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
Zend Optimizer can be found on our in-house made cloud platform and you will be able to use it regardless of the hosting
plan that you select. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all the accounts and it'll take you as little as a few clicks to do that. Due to the fact that we support several different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to enable Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you have not used so far. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click application, so you won't need any computer programming skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, but if you are not sure what to do, you will be able to contact our 24/7 tech support crew and they will enable the instrument for you.