Zend Optimizer is a tool, which is required to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a well-known application that is employed to encrypt 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 organizations which make paid script apps, so if you obtain such an application for your site, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. If you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your code and make sure that your website visitors or clients will not be able to change it in whatever way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer ordinarily perform better owing to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, so it is already optimized and will be executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer can be found on our in-house built cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the shared hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all the accounts and it will take you only several clicks to do this. Given that we support a number of different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you have not used yet. This is really easy though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software instrument, and you do not need any programming skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, still if you're unsure what to do, you are able to contact our 24/7 tech support crew and they can activate the tool for you.