Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, that is required to run files encoded with Zend Guard - a well-known application that is used to encrypt PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a great number of companies which make paid script applications, so if you obtain such an application for your website, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you'll host it. If you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your code and make sure that your website visitors or clients will not be able to alter it in any way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform better as their PHP code is precompiled, so it's already optimized and will be executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
All of the shared hosting accounts that we offer are generated on our advanced cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers that are part of the clusters. Because of this, you're able to install and run script-driven applications that need Zend whatever the package that you pick upon registration. The easy to navigate Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the accounts will make the management of your online presence a breeze and activating Zend Optimizer is not an exception because it'll take just a single click to do it. Furthermore, more experienced users can also place a php.ini file in a specific domain folder and activate Zend just for a specific domain. As you can switch between a number of PHP releases, you'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer for any of them in the very same way and run both new and older apps in the same account.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes only a couple of clicks to do that. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to go to the PHP Configuration section where you can find various options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is among these options, so you won't have to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP version for your account through the same section, you will need to enable Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we've also left the option for more experienced users to set both the PHP release as well as 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 site, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.