Zend Optimizer is a tool, that is required to run files encrypted with Zend Guard - a popular app which is used 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 which develop paid script apps, so in case you acquire such an app for your site, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you will 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 customers will not be able to change it in whatever way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer ordinarily perform much better since their PHP code is precompiled, thus it is already optimized and will be executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
When you obtain a Linux web hosting through our company, you will be able to select the PHP release, that will be active for your account depending on what your script applications need. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you're able to use a compact software tool that will allow you to control the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any previous knowledge since enabling Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More skilled users can do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the necessary code in a specific domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the tool, you will be able to contact our tech support team anytime.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Zend Optimizer is present on all servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your script-driven apps with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. It'll be available all of the time even when you switch the PHP release for your account since our feature-rich platform will allow 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 section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. What's more, you may also use a different version of PHP and enable or disable Zend for every single domain that you host in your account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code inside it. In case you don't have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do that, our 24/7 tech support will assist.