Zend Optimizer is a tool, that is required to run files protected with Zend Guard - a well-known application which is used to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a lot of companies which develop paid script apps, so in case you purchase such an app for your site, 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 also use Zend Guard to shield your code and make sure that your website visitors or customers won't be able to alter it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform much better owing to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it is already optimized and will be executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is accessible on our custom-made cloud platform and you will be able to use it whatever the web hosting plan that you select. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all accounts and it'll take you as little as a few clicks to do that. Due to the fact that we support several different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to enable Zend Optimizer every time you change the version to one you have not used so far. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click application, so you do not need any kind of programming skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer without difficulties, but if you're not sure what to do, you are able to contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they can enable the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we supply and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do this. When you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you have to visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find various options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is among these options, which means that you do not have to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Since you can also change the PHP release for your account from the same section, you will have to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we have also left the option for more experienced users to set both the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific site, but not for the hosting account in general.