Zend Optimizer is a tool, that is required to run files encoded with Zend Guard - a popular application which is employed to encrypt PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by plenty of organizations that create paid script applications, so if you purchase such an application for your website, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you'll host it. In case you are a programmer, you can also use Zend Guard to secure your code and make sure that your site visitors or customers will not be able to alter it in whatever way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform much better since their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
When you obtain a Linux web hosting through us, you will be able to choose the PHP release, which will be active for the account according to what your script applications require. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you can use a compact tool which will allow you to manage the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, so you will not need any previous experience since activating Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More experienced users can do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the required program code in a particular domain folder. If you need any help to activate the instrument, you are able to contact our tech support team at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We've installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers which are a part of our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to activate and use Zend for any kind of script app which you'd like to use with no more than a click. You can also choose the PHP version which will be active for your account, so if you move to another release, you only need to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as easy as that. If you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to enable Zend Optimizer just for a single website by placing a php.ini file with the required code inside the corresponding domain folder.