Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that's needed to execute files protected with Zend Guard - a popular application which is employed to encrypt PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by many companies which make paid script apps, so if you get such an application for your site, you'll probably 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 code and make sure that your site visitors or clients will not be able to alter it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer generally perform better as their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
When you get a hosting through our company, you will be able to choose the PHP version, that will be active for the account based on what your script applications need. You can activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you will be able to use a compact tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, therefore you won't need any kind of previous experience as enabling Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More experienced users will be able to do the same 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 technical support crew at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer and it'll take you just 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 will find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, so you do not have to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP version for your account through the very same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP release as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific website, but not for the web hosting account in general.