Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that is required to run files encrypted with Zend Guard - a widespread application which is employed to encode 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 plenty of corporations which develop paid script applications, so in case you acquire such an application for your site, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. In case you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your code and ensure that your website visitors or clients will be unable to change it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform better as their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed much faster.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We have set up Zend Optimizer on all the servers which are a part of our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to enable and employ Zend for any script app which you would like to use with just a click. You may also pick the PHP release that will be active for your account, so if you switch to a new release, you only have to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as simple as that. In case you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to enable Zend Optimizer just for a separate site by placing a php.ini file with the needed code inside the corresponding domain folder.