Zend Optimizer is an instrument, that is needed to execute files encoded with Zend Guard - a widespread app that is used to encrypt 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 a number of organizations which develop paid script apps, so when you acquire such an app for your site, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you will host it. In case you're a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to secure your code and ensure that your website visitors or customers will not be able to alter it in whatever way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer often perform better due to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed a lot faster.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer can be found on our in-house made cloud platform and you'll be able to use it regardless of the web hosting package that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all accounts and it will take you as little as a few clicks to do that. Given that we support several different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will need to enable Zend Optimizer every time you switch 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 managed with a point-and-click software instrument, and you will not need any kind of coding skills or previous experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, yet if you are unsure what to do, you will be able to contact our 24/7 technical support team and they'll activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it takes only a few clicks to do that. After you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to go to the PHP Configuration section where you will find many different options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is one of these options, therefore you will not have to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP release for your account through the very same section, you'll need to enable Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we have also left the possibility for more experienced 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 just for this particular website, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.