Zend Optimizer is a tool, which is required to execute files encoded with Zend Guard - a well-known application which is used to encode 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 large number of organizations that make paid script applications, so in case you acquire such an application for your site, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you will host it. In case you are a programmer, you can also use Zend Guard to protect your program code and make sure that your website visitors or clients won't be able to alter it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer ordinarily perform better as their PHP code is precompiled, thus it's already optimized and will be executed much more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our custom-made cloud platform and you will be able to use it whatever the cloud hosting package that you select. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the accounts and it'll take you as little as a couple of clicks to do that. Since we support many different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to enable Zend Optimizer every time you change the version to one you haven't used yet. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click instrument, so you will not need any kind of programming skills or previous experience. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, yet in case you're unsure what to do, you will be able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support team and they will activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes only a couple of clicks to do that. After you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should head to the PHP Configuration section where you can find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is one of these options, so you don't need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. As you can also switch the PHP version for your account from the very same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we've also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP release 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 particular website, but not for the website hosting account in general.