Zend Optimizer is a tool, that's needed to run files encoded with Zend Guard - a popular application which is used to encrypt 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 large number of organizations that make paid script apps, so in case you buy such an application for your site, you'll most likely need Zend Optimizer to be present 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 make sure that your site visitors or customers will not be able to alter it in any way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer usually perform better due to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, thus it is already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

When you acquire a Linux web hosting package through our company, you are able to choose the PHP release, which will be active for the account based on what your script applications need. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel for any of the releases that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you are able to use a small software tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, which means that you won't need any previous knowledge as activating Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the necessary code in a particular domain folder. If you need any help to activate the tool, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have set up Zend Optimizer on all of the servers which are part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can enable and use Zend for any script app which you need to use with no more than a single click. You can also choose the PHP release which will be active for your account, so if you move to a new release, you just have to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as simple as that. In case you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to enable Zend Optimizer only for a single website by placing a php.ini file with the needed program code inside the corresponding domain folder.