Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that is required to run files encoded with Zend Guard - a well-known application that is used to encrypt PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the objective to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by many organizations which make paid script applications, so in case you buy such an app for your website, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. If you are a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to protect your program code and make sure that your website visitors or customers will not be able to alter it in any way. Websites which use Zend Optimizer generally perform much better because their PHP code is precompiled, so it is already optimized and will be executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Web Hosting

When you purchase a cloud web hosting through us, you have the option to pick the PHP release, that will be active for your account based on what your script applications require. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you are able to employ a small software tool which will allow you to manage the php.ini file for the account and enable or disable PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, therefore you won't need any previous knowledge since activating Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More experienced users can do the same by adding a php.ini file with the necessary code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the instrument, you can contact our tech support team at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We've installed Zend Optimizer on all of the servers which are part of our hi-tech cloud hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to activate and use Zend for any script app that you'd like to use with just a click. You can also choose the PHP version that will be active for your account, therefore if you switch to another release, you only have to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as easy 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 activate Zend Optimizer just for a single website by putting a php.ini file with the required code in the corresponding domain folder.