Zend Optimizer is a software tool, which is required to execute files encoded with Zend Guard - a popular application which is used to encrypt PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by plenty of organizations which create paid script applications, so in case you acquire such an app for your website, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. In case you are a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to shield your code and ensure that your website visitors or clients won't be able to alter it in whatever way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer ordinarily perform better as their PHP code is precompiled, so it is already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers that are a part of our modern cloud website hosting platform. No matter which shared website hosting plan you obtain, you can activate the instrument so that any script app which requires it will operate perfectly within your account. By using a convenient tool in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the web hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate different settings with one button. Zend Optimizer will be one of these, so even if this happens to be your first hosting account ever, you won't have any problems. In the same area you can also select the PHP release for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, therefore each time you change to one that you have not used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a click. Since our platform enables you to work with several PHP releases at once, more advanced users can activate the tool for a specific website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we provide and it takes just a couple of clicks to do this. When you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you should go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find various options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is one of these options, so you will 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 need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we have 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 particular domain folder. The file will have effect just for this particular site, but not for the hosting account as a whole.