Zend Optimizer is a tool, that's required to execute files encoded with Zend Guard - a well-known application that is employed to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a number of organizations which create paid script apps, so if you purchase such an app for your website, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you'll host it. If you are a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to protect your code and make sure that your website visitors or clients will be unable to alter it in any way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform better owing to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, thus it is already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on our custom-built cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the hosting package that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all accounts and it'll take you just a couple of clicks to do that. Considering that we support numerous 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 very easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click application, and you don't need any programming skills or previous experience. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer with no troubles, still if you're not sure what you should do, you'll be able to contact our 24/7 technical support team and they will enable the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can activate Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we offer and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to head to the PHP Configuration section where you can find various options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, so you don't need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP release for your account from the very same section, you will have to enable Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we've also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP version as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific site, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.