Zend Optimizer is a tool, that is needed to run files encrypted with Zend Guard - a widespread application which is employed to encrypt PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 files with the objective to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by lots of corporations which create paid script apps, so when you acquire such an app for your website, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you'll host it. In case you are a programmer, you may also 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 much better because their PHP code is precompiled, thus it is already optimized and will be executed much more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

When you acquire a web hosting through us, you have the option to pick the PHP release, which will be active for your account depending on what your script applications require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this area, you are able to take advantage of a compact software tool which will allow you to control the php.ini file for the account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any previous experience as enabling Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More experienced users will be able to do the same by adding a php.ini file with the necessary program code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the tool, you are able to contact our technical support team at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can enable Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes just a couple of clicks to do that. When you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to go to the PHP Configuration section where you can find various options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is one of these options, so you do not have to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Since 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. Of course, we have also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific site, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.