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    Zen optimizer

    Hello,

    Can anyone please let me know the expirience you have with zend optimizer http://zend.org/store/products/zend-optimizer.php installation ?

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    RE: Title - Zen optimizer

    Does zen really need to be optimized?

    As for Zend Optimizer, we've been running it and haven't had any problems. We never really had a time when we weren't running it so I can't really compare, but it hasn't caused any problems.
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    It's dead easy to install. Even has an installer so upload it and then just run install.sh - takes 15 seconds.
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    Originally posted by NexDog
    It's dead easy to install. Even has an installer so upload it and then just run install.sh - takes 15 seconds.
    Dead easy to install but, is it worth it?

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    Some applications require it.
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    Well Zend claims that it speeds up normal php code as well as running encoded code.

    Anyone ever benchmarked the same php code with and without zend ?
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    you can find a bench mark of phpMyAdmin here:
    http://turck-mmcache.sourceforge.net...old.html#bench



    edit: sorry that is for the Zend Performance Suite.

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    Definatly try out Turck mmCache is your looking for php optimization. It works great and puts out great benchmarks.

    It too is fairly easy to install. You can probably get the download url from the link to the last post ^^^

    hope that helps

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    Originally posted by codywatkins
    Well Zend claims that it speeds up normal php code as well as running encoded code.

    Anyone ever benchmarked the same php code with and without zend ?
    Zend Optimizer is not a PHP Accelerator. The Zend accelerator costs a few hundred dollars a year per CPU per server. I think they bundle it with their Performance suite.

    As for Turck mmCache, it would seem that the lead developer for that software went to work for Zend so updates are extremely slow. IonCube has a solid Accelerator for PHP and it's free to use.

    A server running IonCube Accelerator would smoke the same server that is just running Zend Optimizer. However, the same server running the full Zend Suite would be much more efficient than just the IonCube accelerator.

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    Originally posted by Watcher_TVI
    However, the same server running the full Zend Suite would be much more efficient than just the IonCube accelerator.
    if you refer to the link above, you will notice a difference of 8% between ionCube and Zend. I would hardly call that "much more efficient" considering the performance increases are 442% (ionCube) and 480% (ZPS). You really with win any accelerator (MMCache, ZPS, and PHPA - in order of my preference)

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    Zend optimizer is very easy to install, and some applications require it.

    Run the script you download and restart apache. Simple as pie.

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    Your link is referencing PHP 4.1.2 (which is now 4.3x or better) and is matched against Zend's 3.5 (Zend is at 3.6 now). Without even getting to PHP 5, the differences between Zend and their competition are much higher when comparing more current versions.

    Zend has an obvious proprietary advantage as they are the developers of PHP, everyone else has to play catch-up with Zend. That's why all the benchmarks their competition uses are with older versions...

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    It's very easy to install...
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    Originally posted by KarlZimmer
    RE: Title - Zen optimizer

    Does zen really need to be optimized?

    As for Zend Optimizer, we've been running it and haven't had any problems. We never really had a time when we weren't running it so I can't really compare, but it hasn't caused any problems.
    Zen always needs optimization!

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