Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, which is needed to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a popular app 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 many companies which develop paid script apps, so in case you obtain such an app for your website, you'll probably 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 protect your program code and ensure that your site visitors or customers won't be able to change it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform better due to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it's already optimized and will be executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer comes with all servers that are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. No matter which Linux cloud website hosting you choose, you can activate the instrument to guarantee that any script app that requires it will function flawlessly in your account. Using a handy software instrument in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all the web hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate a variety of functions with one button. Zend Optimizer will be one of these, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not experience any troubles. In the same section you can also pick the PHP version for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, thus whenever you change to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. As our platform allows you to use several PHP releases at the same time, more experienced users can enable the tool for a specific site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we supply and it takes only a couple of clicks to do that. When you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to visit the PHP Configuration section where you can find many different options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, so you will not need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP release for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we've also left the option for more experienced users to set the PHP release and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific site, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.