Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, that's needed to execute files encoded with Zend Guard - a well-known app which is used to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a number of companies that create paid script applications, so when you acquire 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 secure your program code and make sure that your site visitors or clients will not be able to alter it in whatever way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform much better as their PHP code is precompiled, so it's already optimized and will be executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
All shared hosting accounts that we offer are created on our advanced cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is set up on all servers which are part of the clusters. Consequently, you'll be able to install and run script-driven apps which require Zend regardless of the package that you select upon signup. The user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the accounts shall make the control over your web presence a piece of cake and activating Zend Optimizer makes no exception as it'll take only a single click to do this. Of course, more experienced users can also place a php.ini file in a particular domain folder and enable Zend only for a particular domain. Since you can switch between numerous PHP versions, you will be able to activate Zend Optimizer for any of them in exactly the same way and manage both new and older applications in the same account.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on all of the servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. It is available all the time even when you switch the PHP version for your account since our feature-rich platform will allow you to choose between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. Furthermore, you may even employ a different version of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for every single website that you host in the account. This is possible by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code in it. In case you don't have previous experience and you are unsure how to do that, our 24/7 technical support can help you.