Zend.com: Zend Optimizer for PHP 4.0 now availableMar 08, 2000, 21:08 (2 Talkback[s])
"Zend Technologies Ltd. has released the Zend Optimizer, now available for free download from www.zend.com. The Zend Optimizer speeds up the execution of PHP code, and is now available in a version compatible with the current beta 4 release of PHP 4.0. The Zend Optimizer uses multi-pass code optimizations to double the running speed of PHP 4.0 applications. This is done by running several optimization passes on the code, created by the run-time compiler, before the code is executed."
"An application that uses the Zend Optimizer typically executes 40 percent to 100 percent faster than one that doesn't. This means visitors to Optimized sites get faster download times, translating to more transactions per second and higher customer satisfaction. Faster response also means that businesses may be able to save on server hardware or increase the services offered. In short, using the Zend Optimizer means an increase in profits for those engaged in eBusiness."
"The Optimizer has obvious benefits for all PHP users. The increase in speed for running PHP code reduces the CPU load for the server, and cuts in half latency time, that is, the time between the instant the user clicks on a link and the time the processors begins to retrieve the page."