Zend Optimizer is an instrument, which is required to run files encrypted with Zend Guard - a widespread app that is used to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by plenty of organizations that make paid script apps, so if you obtain such an application for your website, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you will host it. If you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to secure your program code and make sure that your website visitors or clients will be unable to alter it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer generally perform better because their PHP code is precompiled, so it is already optimized and will be executed a lot faster.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our in-house built cloud platform and you're able to use it regardless of the web hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the accounts and it'll take you as little as a couple of clicks to do that. Because we support many different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used so far. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click software tool, and you do not need any kind of coding skills or previous expertise. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer without troubles, still in case you are not sure what you should do, you'll be able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they can activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We've set up Zend Optimizer on all servers which are part of our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to activate and take advantage of Zend for any script app which you wish to use with just a single click. In addition, you can choose the PHP release that will be active for your account, thus if you move to a different version, you only have to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia 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 release and to enable Zend Optimizer only for a single site by putting a php.ini file with the needed code inside the corresponding domain folder.