Zend Optimizer is a tool, that is required to execute files protected with Zend Guard - a widespread app which is used to encode 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 many corporations which create paid script apps, so when you get such an application for your site, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you will host it. In case you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to secure your program code and ensure that your website visitors or customers will not be able to alter it in whatever way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform much better owing to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers that are a part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. Regardless of which Linux web hosting you pick, you can take advantage of the instrument so that any script application which needs it will function flawlessly within your account. By using a convenient tool from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all of the hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate many different settings with a button. Zend Optimizer is one of them, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't have any problems. In the same section you can also choose the PHP version for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, thus whenever you switch to one that you have not used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with a single click. As our platform allows you to work with several PHP releases at once, more experienced users can activate the tool for an individual website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on all servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, therefore you're able to use it for all your script-driven applications with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. It will be available all of the time even when you switch the PHP release for your account because our feature-rich platform allows you to select from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a few clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. Furthermore, you may also use a different version of PHP and enable or disable Zend for every single domain that you host in your account. This is possible by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code in it. In case you don't have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do this, our 24/7 technical support will assist.