Zend Optimizer is an instrument, which is needed to run files encoded with Zend Guard - a widespread application which is used to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the objective to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by plenty of companies which create paid script apps, so when you get such an app for your website, you will most likely 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 shield your code and ensure that your website visitors or clients won't be able to change it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform better since their PHP code is precompiled, so it's already optimized and will be executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting

When you get a shared website hosting plan from us, you are able to choose the PHP version, which will be active for the account based on what your script applications require. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you are able to take advantage of a small software tool which will allow you to manage the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, which means that you won't need any previous experience as enabling Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More skilled users will be able to do the same by placing a php.ini file with the required code in a particular domain folder. If you need any help to activate the tool, you can contact our tech support team at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we offer and it'll take you just a few clicks to do that. When you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you have to 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 difficult than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP version for your account from the same section, you'll need to enable Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we've also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP version and 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 hosting account as a whole.