Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, that is required to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a widespread app which is used to encode PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by numerous companies which develop paid script apps, so in case you obtain such an application for your site, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you'll host it. If you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to shield your code and make sure that your website visitors or customers won't be able to alter it in whatever way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer usually perform much better because their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it is already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our in-house made cloud platform and you can use it regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you select. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all of the accounts and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do that. Since we support several different versions 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 enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used so far. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click application, and you won't need any kind of programming skills or previous experience. Our website hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer without difficulties, yet if you are not sure what you should do, you can get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they will enable the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can activate 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 the Hepsia Control Panel, you should visit the PHP Configuration section where you will find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, therefore you don't need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP version for your account from the same section, you will need to enable Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we've also left the option for more experienced users to set the PHP release and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific site, but not for the hosting account in general.