Zend Optimizer is a tool, that is required to run files protected with Zend Guard - a popular app that is used to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a large number of companies that create paid script applications, so in case you get such an application for your site, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. In case you're a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to secure your code and make sure that your website visitors or clients won't be able to change it in whatever way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform much better because their PHP code is precompiled, so it's already optimized and will be executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is set up on all servers that are a part of our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform. No matter which web hosting plan you pick, you can use the tool to ensure that any kind of script application that needs it will operate properly as part of your account. By using a handy software instrument from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the web hosting accounts, you'll be able to activate and deactivate various functions with a button. Zend Optimizer will be one of these, so even if this is your very first web hosting account ever, you will not experience any difficulties. In the exact same area you can also pick the PHP release for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, which means that each time you move to one that you have not used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with a single click. As our platform enables you to take advantage of multiple PHP versions simultaneously, more advanced users can enable the tool for an individual website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes only a couple of clicks to do this. Once you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you have to visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is one of these options, so you do not have to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP release for your account through the very same section, you will need to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we've also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP release and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect just for this particular website, but not for the web hosting account in general.