Zend Optimizer is an instrument, which is needed to execute files protected with Zend Guard - a widespread app that is employed to encode PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 files with the objective to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by numerous companies that create paid script applications, so in case you get such an application for your website, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you will host it. If you are a programmer, you can also use Zend Guard to shield your program code and ensure that your website visitors or clients will not be able to change it in whatever way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform better due to the fact that their PHP code is precompiled, so it is already optimized and will be executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer can be found on our in-house built cloud platform and you'll be able to use it regardless of the cloud website hosting package that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all of the accounts and it will take you just several clicks to do that. Due to the fact that we support numerous releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), you'll have to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used yet. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click application, and you do 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 troubles, but if you're not sure what you should do, you will be able to contact our 24/7 technical support team and they will enable the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes just a couple of clicks to do that. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find various options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, therefore you won't need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP version for your account through the very same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP release as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific website, but not for the web hosting account in general.