Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, which is needed to execute files encoded with Zend Guard - a popular app that is used to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a large number of organizations that develop paid script apps, so if you obtain such an app for your site, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be present 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 ensure that your site visitors or customers will be unable to alter it in whatever way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer ordinarily perform better since their PHP code is precompiled, so it is already optimized and will be executed much more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our in-house made cloud platform and you can use it regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the accounts and it will take you only a few clicks to do that. Since we support a number of different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used so far. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click tool, so you will not need any programming skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that needs Zend Optimizer without any troubles, still when you're not sure what you should do, you are able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support crew and they'll activate the tool for you.