Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, that's required to run files encoded with Zend Guard - a well-known application that is employed to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the objective to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a great number of corporations that develop paid script applications, so in case you obtain such an app for your website, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you will host it. If you're a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to secure your program code and ensure that your site visitors or customers won't be able to alter it in whatever way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer often perform better because their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
All the hosting accounts that we offer are set up on our leading-edge cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers that are part of the clusters. As a result, you'll be able to set up and run script-driven applications which require Zend whatever the plan that you choose upon signup. The easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the accounts will make the management of your web presence very easy and enabling Zend Optimizer is not an exception because it will take just a single click to do this. Furthermore, more experienced users can also place a php.ini file in a given domain folder and enable Zend just for a specific domain. Since you can switch between a number of different PHP versions, you'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer for all of them in the very same way and run both new and older applications from the same account.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do this. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to visit the PHP Configuration section where you can find various options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is one of these options, therefore you will not have to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP release for your account from the same section, you'll need to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we've also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP release and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this particular website, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.