Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, that is needed to execute files encoded with Zend Guard - a widespread app which is used to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by lots of companies that make paid script applications, so when you obtain such an app for your website, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you will host it. In case you're a programmer, you can also use Zend Guard to shield your program code and ensure that your site visitors or customers won't be able to alter it in any way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer usually perform better due to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

If you obtain a web hosting through our company, you'll be able to pick the PHP release, that will be active for the account depending on what your script apps require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this area, you are able to employ a small tool that will allow you to control the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, which means that you won't need any kind of previous experience since activating Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More skilled 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 assistance to activate the instrument, you can contact our tech support team anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes only a few clicks to do this. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to visit 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 won't have to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP version 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 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 site, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.