Zend Optimizer is a tool, that is required to run files encoded with Zend Guard - a well-known app that is used to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a great number of corporations which develop paid script applications, so if you purchase such an application for your site, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you will host it. If you are a programmer, you can also use Zend Guard to protect your program code and ensure that your website visitors or customers will be unable to change it in whatever way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer ordinarily perform better as their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We offer Zend Optimizer with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. It is installed on our avant-garde cloud platform, so if any script-driven application which you need to use requires it to work, you just have to enable it with a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. You'll find Zend in the PHP Configuration area where you may also switch the PHP release which your website hosting account uses. For each new release which you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you'll be all set. Hepsia remembers your choice for previously used releases of PHP, so you will not have to do that each time. In the event that you have more experience, you'll be able to take advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file in order to set a different PHP version and enable/disable Zend Optimizer for a specific website without altering the settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.