Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, that's required to execute files protected with Zend Guard - a popular application 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 lots of organizations which make paid script applications, so in case you get such an app for your website, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you will host it. In case you are a programmer, you can also use Zend Guard to protect your program code and make sure that your site visitors or customers will not be able to alter it in whatever way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform better since their PHP code is precompiled, so it's already optimized and will be executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our in-house built cloud platform and you'll be able to use it regardless of the shared hosting plan that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all of the accounts and it will take you as little as a couple of clicks to do that. Considering that we support numerous releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used yet. 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 software tool, therefore you do not need any kind of computer programming skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that needs Zend Optimizer with no troubles, yet in case you're not sure what you should do, you will be able to contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they will enable the tool for you.