Zend Optimizer is an instrument, that is needed to execute files encoded with Zend Guard - a well-known application which is employed to encode 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 a great number of companies that create paid script applications, so if you get such an application for your site, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you will host it. In case you're a programmer, you can also use Zend Guard to shield your program code and make sure that your website visitors or customers won't be able to alter it in any way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform much better owing to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, so it is already optimized and will be executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting
All shared web hosting accounts that we offer are created on our state-of-the-art cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers which are part of the clusters. For that reason, you are able to set up and run script-driven applications which need Zend irrespective of the plan that you select upon signup. The easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the accounts will make the control over your web presence a breeze and enabling Zend Optimizer is not an exception as it'll take just a single click to do it. Furthermore, more experienced users can also insert a php.ini file in a specific domain folder and enable Zend just for a particular domain name. Since you can switch between many different PHP releases, you'll be able to enable Zend Optimizer for any of them in exactly the same way and run both new and older apps in the same account.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We provide Zend Optimizer with all of our semi-dedicated servers. It's present on our cutting-edge cloud platform, so if any script-driven application which you want to use requires it to function, you just need to enable it with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you can also change the PHP version that your website hosting account uses. For each new release that you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you are all set. Hepsia remembers your selection for previously used releases of PHP, which means that you won't have to do this each and every time. In case you have more experience, you're able to take advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and employ a php.ini file in order to set another PHP release and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a particular domain name without the need of altering the overall settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.