Zend Optimizer is a tool, which is needed to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a popular app that is employed 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 great number of corporations which make paid script apps, so in case you obtain such an application for your website, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you will host it. In case you are a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to protect your code and ensure that your site visitors or clients will not be able to change it in any way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer usually perform better as their PHP code is precompiled, thus it is already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on our custom cloud platform and you will be able to use it whatever the shared web hosting plan that you select. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all the accounts and it'll take you only several clicks to do that. Given that we support numerous releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used so far. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click tool, therefore you will not need any programming skills or previous practical experience. Our website hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, but when you're not sure what to do, you're able to contact our 24/7 technical support team and they'll enable the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes just a couple of clicks to do that. After you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should go to 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, which means that you won't need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Since you can also change the PHP version for your account through the same section, you will need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we have also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP version as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect just for this particular site, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.