Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that is required to run files protected with Zend Guard - a widespread application that is used to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the objective to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by many corporations which develop paid script apps, so if you obtain such an app for your website, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. If you're a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to shield your code and make sure that your website visitors or customers will not be able to alter it in whatever way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer often perform much better because their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it is already optimized and will be executed much faster.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer comes with all the servers that are a part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Regardless of which web hosting you choose, you can activate the software instrument to guarantee that any kind of script app that requires it will operate properly within your account. By using a handy software tool in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the web hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate many different settings with just a single button. Zend Optimizer will be one of them, so even if this happens to be your very first web hosting account ever, you will not experience any issues. In the very same area you can also pick the PHP release for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, so whenever you move to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a click. As our platform allows you to work with a couple of PHP versions simultaneously, more experienced users can enable 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 have installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers that are part of our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can enable and employ Zend for any script app which you would like to use with no more than a single click. You can also choose the PHP version that will be active for your account, therefore if you switch to a new release, you only need to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as simple as that. In case 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 only for a separate website by putting a php.ini file with the needed code in the corresponding domain folder.