Zend Optimizer is a popular software, that's needed to run files encoded with Zend Guard. The aforementioned encrypts files written in PHP 4 and PHP 5 to protect them from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage, thus guarding copyright protected source code. In case you want to protect your custom script, for instance, you'll be able to take advantage of Zend Guard and your code will not be human readable, but you will also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your site. A lot of ready-made script-driven apps, especially ones which are paid, also need Zend Optimizer in order to operate efficiently because their core code is usually not free to modify. Internet sites which use the tool are usually faster because their program code is already optimized and precompiled.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

When you acquire a Linux shared hosting through us, you'll be able to choose the PHP version, which will be active for the account according to what your script apps require. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you are able to take advantage of a small software tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, therefore you will not need any kind of previous experience since activating Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More experienced users will be able to do the same by adding a php.ini file with the required code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the tool, you will be able to contact our technical support crew anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we supply and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do that. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is among these options, which means that you don't have to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. As you can also switch the PHP release for your account through the very same section, you'll have to enable Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we've also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific site, but not for the website hosting account in general.