Zend Optimizer is a tool, that is needed to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a well-known application which is used 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 a lot of corporations which develop paid script apps, so if you purchase such an app for your site, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. In case you are a programmer, you can use Zend Guard to secure your program code and make sure that your website visitors or customers will not be able to alter it in any way. Sites which use Zend Optimizer often perform much better since their PHP code is precompiled, so it's already optimized and will be executed a lot quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
If you purchase a hosting
from our company, you're able to select the PHP version, which will be active for the account according to what your script apps need. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this area, you'll be able to use a small tool which will allow you to control the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, which means that you won't need any previous experience because activating Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the needed program code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the instrument, you are able to contact our technical support crew at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can activate Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server
that we supply and it'll take you only a few clicks to do that. Once 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, which means that you do not need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. As you can also switch the PHP release for your account from the same section, you will have to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we've also left the option for more experienced users to set both the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific site, but not for the hosting account in general.