Zend Optimizer is an instrument, which is needed to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a widespread application which is used to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the objective to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by numerous companies which make paid script applications, so when you obtain such an application for your website, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you will host it. If you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to protect your code and make sure that your site visitors or customers will not be able to change it in whatever way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform better owing to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a Linux cloud hosting through our company, you'll be able to pick the PHP version, which will be active for the account according to what your script apps need. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia web 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'll be able to take advantage of a small tool which will allow you to manage the php.ini file for the account and enable or disable PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, therefore you will not need any kind of previous knowledge since activating Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More skilled users can do the same by placing a php.ini file with the necessary program code in a particular domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the tool, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can enable Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we supply and it will take you only a few clicks to do this. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to go to the PHP Configuration section where you can find various options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is one of these options, so you will not need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP release for your account through the same section, you'll have to enable Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we've also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP release 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 website, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.