Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, that is needed to run files protected with Zend Guard - a well-known application which 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 organizations that make paid script apps, so if you get 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 protect your code and make sure that your site visitors or clients will be unable to change it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer generally perform better as their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our in-house built cloud platform and you're able to use it regardless of the shared website hosting package that you select. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all of the accounts and it will take you as little as several clicks to do this. Due to the fact that we support many different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), you'll need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used yet. This is really easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software instrument, so you will not need any kind of programming skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer without troubles, yet if you are not sure how to proceed, you can contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they can activate the tool for you.
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 that. After you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to visit the PHP Configuration section where you can find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is among these options, so you won't have to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP release for your account through the same section, you will have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we've also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP release and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific site, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.