Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that is needed to run files encrypted with Zend Guard - a popular app which is employed to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a great number of companies that create paid script applications, so in case you get such an app for your site, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you will host it. In case you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to shield your program code and make sure that your site visitors or customers will be unable to alter it in whatever way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform better as their PHP code is precompiled, so it's already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have installed Zend Optimizer on all of the servers which are part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and considering that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can enable and employ Zend for any script application that you need to use with no more than a single click. You can also pick the PHP version that will be active for your account, therefore if you switch to another release, you only need to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as easy as that. In case you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to activate Zend Optimizer only for a single website by placing a php.ini file with the needed program code inside the corresponding domain folder.