Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that is required to run files encoded with Zend Guard - a popular app which is employed to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by numerous corporations which develop paid script apps, so if you get such an application for your site, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you'll host it. If you are a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to protect your code and make sure that your site visitors or customers will not be able to change it in whatever way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer often perform much better since their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer can be found on our in-house made cloud platform and you're able to use it regardless of the cloud website hosting package that you choose. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the accounts and it'll take you just a few clicks to do this. Due to the fact that we support several different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you have not used so far. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software instrument, therefore you do not need any computer programming skills or previous experience. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application which needs Zend Optimizer without troubles, yet when you're not sure what to do, you will be able to contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they'll activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we provide and it will take you only a few clicks to do this. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should visit the PHP Configuration section where you will find various options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is one of these options, so you won't need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP version for your account from the same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we have also left the option 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 only for this particular website, but not for the hosting account in general.