Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that's required to run files protected with Zend Guard - a widespread application that is employed to encode PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a lot of companies that develop paid script apps, so when you acquire 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 secure your code and make sure that your website visitors or clients will not be able to change it in whatever way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform better due to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

When you purchase a web hosting from our company, you're able to pick the PHP version, which will be active for the account based on what your script applications need. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel for any of the releases that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this area, you are able to use a compact software tool that will allow you to manage the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, so you won't need any kind of previous knowledge because activating Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More skilled users will be able to do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the required program code in a specific domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the tool, you're able to contact our tech support team anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we provide and it'll take you only a few clicks to do this. When you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you should go to the PHP Configuration section where you will find many different options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is among these options, therefore you do not need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP version for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. In addition, we've also left the option for more experienced users to set the PHP release and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific website, but not for the website hosting account in general.