Zend Optimizer is an instrument, that is required to execute files encoded with Zend Guard - a widespread application that is employed to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a number of organizations which create paid script apps, so in case you acquire such an app for your site, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you'll host it. If you are a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to secure your program code and ensure that your site visitors or clients will be unable to change it in any way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform much better as their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed much faster.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Web Hosting

When you obtain a Linux cloud web hosting service through our company, you will be able to pick the PHP version, that will be active for the account depending on what your script apps require. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for any of the releases that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you're able to use a compact software tool that will allow you to handle the php.ini file for the account and enable or disable PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, therefore you won't need any previous experience considering that activating Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users can do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the required program code in a particular domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the tool, you can contact our tech support team anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we supply and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do that. After you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to go to the PHP Configuration section where you can find many different options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is one of these options, so you won't need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP version for your account from the very same section, you'll have to enable Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP version 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.