Zend Optimizer is a software tool, which is needed to execute files encoded with Zend Guard - a widespread application which is employed to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a number of organizations that develop paid script applications, so in case you purchase such an application for your website, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. If you're a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to secure your program code and make sure that your site visitors or clients will be unable to alter it in any way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform better due to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it is already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our custom-built cloud platform and you are able to use it regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the accounts and it'll take you just a few clicks to do that. Given that we support numerous versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you have not used yet. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click instrument, therefore you do not need any coding skills or previous expertise. Our website hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app that needs Zend Optimizer with no troubles, but if you are not sure what to do, you will be able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support team and they'll enable the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we offer and it will take you just a few clicks to do this. After you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to head to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find various options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, so you will not need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP version for your account from the very same section, you'll need to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP version as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific website, but not for the web hosting account in general.