Zend Optimizer is a well-known piece of software, that is needed to execute files protected with Zend Guard. The latter encodes files written in PHP 4 and PHP 5 to protect them from reverse engineering and not authorized usage, thus guarding copyright protected source code. If you wish to protect your custom-made script, for example, you'll be able to take advantage of Zend Guard and your program code will not be human readable, but you'll also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your website. A large number of ready-made script-driven applications, particularly ones which are paid, also require Zend Optimizer so as to operate correctly since their core code is ordinarily not free to change. Internet sites which use the tool are usually quicker as their code is already optimized and precompiled.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on our custom-built cloud platform and you will be able to use it regardless of the cloud web hosting package that you select. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the accounts and it will take you as little as a couple of clicks to do this. Since we support numerous releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used so far. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software tool, so you will not need any kind of programming skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, but when you're not sure what you should do, you can contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they'll enable the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer and it'll take you just a couple of clicks to do that. After you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you have to head to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is among these options, so you don't need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. As you can also switch the PHP release for your account from the same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we've also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP release as well as 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 web hosting account in general.