Zend Optimizer is a tool, that is needed to run files encoded 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 many companies which develop paid script apps, so when you acquire such an app for your site, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you will host it. If you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your code and make sure that your site visitors or customers won't be able to alter it in whatever way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform better as their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed much faster.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our custom cloud platform and you are able to use it regardless of the shared hosting plan that you choose. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all accounts and it will take you as little as a few clicks to do that. Given that we support a number of different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used yet. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software instrument, so you do not need any computer programming skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer without difficulties, but in case you are not sure how to proceed, you are able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support team and they will enable the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can enable Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we supply and it takes only a couple of clicks to do this. Once you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you have to visit the PHP Configuration section where you will find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, which means that you do not have to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP release for your account from the very same section, you will have to enable Zend for any new version that you use. In addition, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP release and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this particular website, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.