Zend Optimizer is a software tool, which is required to run files protected with Zend Guard - a well-known app that is used to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a great number of companies that develop paid script apps, so in case you buy such an app for your website, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. If you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to shield your code and make sure that your website visitors or customers will not be able to alter it in any way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform much better owing to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

When you purchase a web hosting from our company, you have the option to select the PHP release, which will be active for the account according to what your script apps need. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this area, you'll be able to use a compact tool which will allow you to manage the php.ini file for the account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any previous experience since enabling Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More skilled users can do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the necessary program code in a particular domain folder. If you need any help to activate the tool, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we supply and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find many different options and On/Off buttons for each one of 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 through the very same section, you will need to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we have also left the option for more experienced users to set both 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 hosting account in general.