Zend Optimizer is a well-known piece of software, that's needed to run files protected with Zend Guard. The latter encrypts files created in PHP 4 and PHP 5 so as to protect them from reverse engineering and illegal usage, thus guarding copyrighted source code. When you need to protect your custom script, for instance, you'll be able to use Zend Guard and your program code will not be human readable, but you will also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your site. Lots of pre-made script-driven apps, particularly ones which are paid, also need Zend Optimizer to work correctly since their core code is often not free to modify. Websites which use the tool are typically faster since their program code is already optimized and precompiled.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer comes with all the servers that are part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. Regardless of which Linux shared web hosting package you get, you can take advantage of the software tool to ensure that any script application that requires it will operate properly in your account. Using a handy instrument in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the website hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate various options with one button. Zend Optimizer is one of them, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't encounter any troubles. In the same area you can also select the PHP release for your account - 4 and multiple versions of 5, and any time you switch to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a click. As our platform allows you to employ a couple of PHP versions at once, more experienced users can enable the tool for a specific website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Zend Optimizer is featured on all the servers that comprise our cluster website hosting platform, therefore you are able to use it for all of your script-driven applications with all of our semi-dedicated server packages. It'll be available all the time even when you change the PHP version for your account since our feature-rich platform allows you to select from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. What's more, you may also employ a different version of PHP and enable or disable Zend for every single domain that you host in the account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code in it. If you don't have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do this, our 24/7 technical assistance can help you.