Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that's needed to run files encrypted with Zend Guard - a popular application which is used to encrypt 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 a lot of corporations which develop paid script applications, so in case you obtain such an app for your website, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. If you are a programmer, you can also use Zend Guard to secure your code and make sure that your website visitors or clients won't be able to alter it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer ordinarily perform better because their PHP code is precompiled, so it is already optimized and will be executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on our custom-built cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the cloud website hosting plan that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all of the accounts and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do that. Since we support many different releases 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 have to enable Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you have not used so far. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click instrument, therefore you won't need any coding skills or previous expertise. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which requires Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, but in case you're unsure how to proceed, you'll be able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they can activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it takes only a few clicks to do that. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should go to the PHP Configuration section where you will find various options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, therefore you do not need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP release for your account through the same section, you'll have to enable Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we have also left the possibility for more experienced users to set both the PHP release and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific website, but not for the hosting account in general.