Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, which is required to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a popular application that is used to encode PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a number of companies that create paid script applications, so in case you get such an application for your website, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you will host it. In case you are a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to shield your program code and make sure that your website visitors or customers won't be able to change it in whatever way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer usually perform better as their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers that are a part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Regardless of which shared plan you choose, you'll be able to activate the tool to ensure that any kind of script app that needs it will work perfectly in your account. Using a handy software instrument in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all the hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate different functions with one button. Zend Optimizer will be one of them, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you will not encounter any troubles. In the same section you can also select the PHP release for your account - 4 and multiple versions of 5, therefore each time you switch to one that you have not used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with a click. As our platform allows you to work with several PHP versions simultaneously, more advanced 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 offer Zend Optimizer with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. It's available on our revolutionary cloud platform, which means that if any script-driven app which you want to use requires it to work, you just have to activate it with a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. You will find Zend in the PHP Configuration area where you can also change the PHP version which your website hosting account uses. For each and every new version that you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you'll be all set. Hepsia will remember your choice for previously used versions of PHP, therefore you will not have to do that every time. In the event that you have more experience, you can take full advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file to set another PHP version and enable/disable Zend Optimizer for a particular domain without the need of altering the overall settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.