Zend Optimizer is a tool, which is 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 objective to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by plenty of corporations that create paid script applications, so in case you buy such an app for your site, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. If you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to secure your program code and ensure that your site visitors or customers won't be able to change it in any way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer generally perform much better since their PHP code is precompiled, so it's already optimized and will be executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a Linux shared web hosting from our company, you can choose the PHP version, that will be active for your account based on what your script applications require. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you're able to employ a small tool that will allow you to manage the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, therefore you won't need any previous knowledge considering that activating Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More experienced users can do the same by placing a php.ini file with the needed program code in a particular domain folder. If you need any help to activate the instrument, you are able to contact our technical support team at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we provide and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should go to the PHP Configuration section where you can find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, therefore you will not need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP release for your account through the same section, you will need to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we've also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP version as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific website, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.