Zend Optimizer is a tool, which is needed to run files protected with Zend Guard - a well-known app that is used to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a lot of companies that make paid script apps, so if you purchase such an app for your site, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. If you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to secure your code and make sure that your website visitors or clients will not be able to alter it in any way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform better owing to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it is already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer can be found on our in-house made cloud platform and you will be able to use it whatever the shared web hosting
package that you select. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all accounts and it will take you only a few clicks to do that. Because we support many different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to activate Zend Optimizer each 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 activate and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click software tool, so you do not need any coding skills or previous experience. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, but when you're not sure what to do, you're able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they'll activate the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We've installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers which are a part of our innovative cloud hosting platform and considering that all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created on it, you will be able to activate and use Zend for any script application that you need to use with no more than a click. You can also pick the PHP release which will be active for your account, so if you move to a new version, you just have to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as simple as that. If you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to enable Zend Optimizer only for a single site by putting a php.ini file with the required program code in the corresponding domain folder.