Zend Optimizer is an instrument, that is needed to execute files protected with Zend Guard - a well-known app which is employed to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a lot of organizations that develop paid script applications, so when you purchase such an app for your site, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you'll host it. If you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your code and make sure that your site visitors or customers will not be able to alter it in any way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer generally perform better due to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Hosting

Zend Optimizer can be found on our custom-made cloud platform and you will be able to use it whatever the hosting package that you select. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the accounts and it'll take you as little as a few clicks to do that. Because we support several different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used so far. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click application, and you won't need any kind of computer programming skills or previous expertise. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that needs Zend Optimizer with no troubles, still if you are unsure what you should do, you'll be able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they'll enable the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have installed Zend Optimizer on all servers which are part of our top-notch cloud website hosting platform and considering that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can enable and use Zend for any kind of script application which you would like to use with no more than a click. You can also pick the PHP release that will be active for your account, so if you switch to another version, you just have to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as simple 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 activate Zend Optimizer just for a single site by putting a php.ini file with the needed code inside the corresponding domain folder.