Zend Optimizer is a tool, which is needed to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a popular application that 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 corporations which develop paid script apps, so in case you purchase such an app for your website, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you will host it. If you are a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to protect your code and ensure that your website visitors or customers will be unable to alter it in any way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform better owing to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our custom cloud platform and you'll be able to use it regardless of the shared hosting plan that you choose. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all the accounts and it'll take you just several clicks to do this. Given that we support numerous releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used so far. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click software tool, therefore you will not need any computer programming skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, but in case you're unsure what you should do, you can get in touch with our 24/7 tech support crew and they'll enable the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Zend Optimizer is available on all of the servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, therefore you're able to use it for your script-driven applications with any 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 choose between 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 couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. What's more, you may even use a different release of PHP and enable or disable Zend for every single website that you host in the account. This is possible by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code in it. If you don't have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do this, our 24/7 tech support can assist you.