Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that is required to run files protected with Zend Guard - a well-known application that is employed to encode 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 corporations which create paid script applications, so in case you buy such an app for your website, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. In case you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your code and ensure that your website visitors or clients will be unable to change it in whatever way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform much better because their PHP code is precompiled, so it's already optimized and will be executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

All shared hosting accounts which we offer are created on our advanced cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers that are part of the clusters. Therefore, you can install and execute script-driven applications which need Zend whatever the package that you choose upon signup. The intuitive Hepsia Control Panel that is featured with the accounts shall make the control over your web presence very easy and activating Zend Optimizer is not an exception as it will take a single click to do it. Of course, more experienced users can also place a php.ini file in a specific domain folder and activate Zend only for a particular domain name. Since you can switch between a variety of PHP versions, you'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer for them in the very same way and run both new and older apps within the same account.