Zend Optimizer is an instrument, which is required to run files encrypted with Zend Guard - a well-known application which is employed 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 many corporations that make paid script apps, so if you purchase such an app for your site, you will most likely 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 protect your program code and make sure that your website visitors or clients will be unable to alter it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform much better due to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our in-house built cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the accounts and it'll take you as little as several clicks to do this. Because we support many different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to activate 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 activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click software instrument, so you won't need any kind of coding skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, still in case you are unsure what you should do, you can contact our 24/7 technical support team and they'll enable the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We've installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers that are a part of our hi-tech cloud hosting platform and considering that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to activate and take advantage of Zend for any kind of script application that you wish to use with just a single click. You may also pick the PHP release which will be active for your account, thus if you switch to a new release, you just have to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as simple as that. In case you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to activate Zend Optimizer just for a single website by putting a php.ini file with the required program code in the corresponding domain folder.