Zend Optimizer is a tool, which is needed to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a widespread application which is employed to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by many corporations that create paid script apps, so when you obtain such an app for your website, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available 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 make sure that your site visitors or clients won't be able to alter it in whatever way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer generally perform much better since their PHP code is precompiled, so it is already optimized and will be executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
All the hosting accounts that we provide are set up on our advanced cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is set up on all of the servers that are part of the clusters. As a result, you are able to install and execute script-driven applications which require Zend irrespective of the package that you select upon signup. The intuitive Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the accounts shall make the control over your web presence a breeze and enabling Zend Optimizer is not an exception since it will take just a single click to do this. In addition, more experienced users can also insert a php.ini file in a particular domain folder and enable Zend just for a particular domain. As you can switch between a number of different PHP releases, you will be able to activate Zend Optimizer for all of them in exactly the same way and manage both new and older applications from the same account.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can enable Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we provide and it takes only a few clicks to do this. Once you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you need to head to the PHP Configuration section where you will find many different options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, therefore you don't need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. As you can also switch the PHP version for your account through the same section, you'll need to enable Zend for any new version that you use. In addition, we've also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect just for this particular site, but not for the hosting account in general.