Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that is needed to run files encoded with Zend Guard - a well-known app that is employed to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a lot of companies that develop paid script applications, so in case you get such an app for your site, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. In case you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to secure your code and make sure that your website visitors or clients won't be able to alter it in any way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer usually perform better because their PHP code is precompiled, so it's already optimized and will be executed much more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers that are a part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Regardless of which web hosting you pick, you'll be able to use the tool to guarantee that any script application that requires it will operate perfectly in your account. Using a handy tool from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the website hosting accounts, you'll be able to activate and deactivate various options with a button. Zend Optimizer will be one of these, so even if this is your very first web hosting account ever, you won't have any troubles. In the same area you can also choose the PHP version for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, which means that any time you switch to one that you have not used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. Since our platform allows you to work with multiple PHP versions at the same time, 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 Servers
We provide Zend Optimizer with all of our semi-dedicated servers. It is installed on our revolutionary cloud platform, so if any script-driven application which you would like to use requires it to function, you just have to enable it with a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you may also switch the PHP version that your hosting account uses. For every new version that you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you are all set. Hepsia will remember your selection for previously used releases of PHP, which means that you will not need to do that each and every time. In case you have more experience, you are able to take advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and employ a php.ini file to set a different PHP release and enable/disable Zend Optimizer for a specific site without the need of altering the settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.