Zend Optimizer updated on all shared hosting servers
Good news for all clients on our SupremeCenter shared web hosting servers! The Zend Optimizer tool has been updated to a newer version – 3.3.9. This change has been applied to all servers. Zend Optimizer is an essential tool for all PHP programmers – it allows the execution of Zend Guard encoded files. An encoded PHP file can be interpreted by the user with the help of Zend Optimizer, but the file’s code will remain obfuscated when looked at. Zend Optimizer can also speed up the overall PHP application performance. Tests show that a PHP application will perform 40% to 100% faster on a server with Zend Optimizer installed. Zend Optimizer by default is present on all our servers, but needs to be activated for each user account. You can do so via the PHP Settings (video presentation) section located in each Web Hosting Control Panel.
There you can activate Zend Optimizer using the On/Off radio buttons. Have in mind that the APC (Alternative PHP Cache) must be turned off in order to use Zend Optimizer and vice versa. You can also activate Zend Optimizer by pasting the following code in the php.ini file: For PHP4: [Zend] zend_extension=/usr/local/Zend4/lib/ioncube_loader_lin_4.4.so zend_extension_manager.optimizer=/usr/local/Zend4/lib/Optimizer-3.2.0 zend_extension_manager.optimizer_ts=/usr/local/Zend4/lib/Optimizer_TS-3.2.0 zend_optimizer.version=3.2.0 zend_extension=/usr/local/Zend4/lib/ZendExtensionManager.so zend_extension_ts=/usr/local/Zend4/lib/ZendExtensionManager_TS.so For PHP5: [Zend] zend_extension=/usr/local/Zend5/lib/ioncube_loader_lin_5.2.so zend_extension_manager.optimizer=/usr/local/Zend5/lib/Optimizer-3.2.0 zend_extension_manager.optimizer_ts=/usr/local/Zend5/lib/Optimizer_TS-3.2.0 zend_optimizer.version=3.2.0 zend_extension=/usr/local/Zend5/lib/ZendExtensionManager.so zend_extension_ts=/usr/local/Zend5/lib/ZendExtensionManager_TS.so
If you are having problems activating the Zend Optimizer tool, you can always ask our support team for assistance.