Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that is needed to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a well-known application that is employed to encode 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 lot of companies that develop paid script apps, so if you acquire such an app for your website, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you'll host it. In case you're a programmer, you can also use Zend Guard to protect your program code and make sure that your site visitors or customers will be unable to alter it in any way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer often perform better because their PHP code is precompiled, so it's already optimized and will be executed much faster.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
Zend Optimizer comes with all the servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. No matter which Linux hosting
you choose, you'll be able to take advantage of the instrument to guarantee that any script application that requires it will operate flawlessly in your account. By using a convenient tool in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all of the website hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate different settings with just a single button. Zend Optimizer is one of them, so even if this happens to be your very first web hosting account ever, you won't experience any difficulties. In the exact same section you can also pick the PHP version for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, and any time 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 use a couple of PHP releases at once, more experienced users can enable the instrument for a specific website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for all of your script-driven applications with all of our semi-dedicated server
plans. It will be available all the time even when you switch the PHP release for your account because our feature-rich platform will allow 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 couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you may even employ a different release of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual domain that you host in your account. This is possible by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a few lines of code in it. If you do not have previous experience and you are unsure how to do this, our 24/7 support will assist.