Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that is needed to run files encrypted with Zend Guard - a widespread application 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 many corporations which create paid script apps, so when you obtain such an app for your site, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. In case you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to secure your program code and ensure that your site visitors or customers will not be able to change it in whatever way. Websites which 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 more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting

When you get a shared web hosting plan through our company, you are able to choose the PHP release, which will be active for your account based on what your script applications require. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you're able to take advantage of a small software tool that will allow you to handle the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, therefore you will not need any previous knowledge as enabling Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the necessary code in a specific domain folder. If you need any help 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 activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we provide and it'll take you only a few clicks to do this. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, therefore you won't need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP release for your account through the same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we've also left the possibility for more experienced 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 website hosting account in general.