Zend Optimizer is an instrument, which is needed to execute files protected with Zend Guard - a popular 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 plenty of corporations which create paid script applications, so in case you obtain such an app for your website, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you will host it. In case you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to shield your code and ensure that your website visitors or customers will not be able to change it in any way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer usually perform better due to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed a lot faster.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer can be found on our custom-built cloud platform and you'll be able to use it whatever the web hosting package that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all accounts and it'll take you only a few clicks to do that. Since we support a number of different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to enable Zend Optimizer every time you change the version to one you haven't used so far. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click instrument, and you do not need any programming skills or previous experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, but in case you're unsure what to do, you can get in touch with our 24/7 tech support crew and they'll activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we provide and it will take you only a few clicks to do this. When you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you need to go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is one of these options, which means that you do not need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP release for your account from the very same section, you will have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP release 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 just for this specific website, but not for the web hosting account in general.