Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that's needed to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a popular app which is employed 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 a lot of companies which make paid script apps, so in case you acquire such an app for your website, you will probably 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 secure your program code and ensure that your site visitors or customers won't be able to change it in whatever way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer generally perform much better as their PHP code is precompiled, thus it is already optimized and will be executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting

When you obtain a shared web hosting through our company, you're able to choose the PHP release, which will be active for your account based on what your script applications require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you can use a small software tool which will allow you to manage the php.ini file for the account and enable or disable PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any kind of previous experience because enabling Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More advanced users can do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the necessary code in a specific domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the tool, you can contact our technical support team at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is available on all servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, which means that you can use it for your script-driven applications with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. It will be available at all times even when you switch the PHP version for your account because our feature-rich platform allows you to select from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a few clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. What's more, you may even employ a different version of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for every single site that you host in your account. This is possible by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code inside it. If you don't have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do this, our 24/7 tech assistance can help you.