Zend Optimizer is a popular piece of software, that is required to execute files encoded with Zend Guard. The latter encodes files created in PHP 4 and PHP 5 to protect them from reverse engineering and not authorized usage, thus guarding copyright protected source code. In case you need to protect your custom-written script, for instance, you are able to employ Zend Guard and your program code won't be human readable, but you will also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your site. A large number of pre-made script-driven applications, especially ones which are paid, also need Zend Optimizer so as to work correctly since their core code is generally not free to change. Websites that use the instrument are normally quicker as their code is already optimized and precompiled.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our in-house made cloud platform and you will be able to use it regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the accounts and it'll take you as little as a couple of clicks to do this. Because we support several different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used so far. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click tool, and you do not need any kind of coding skills or previous practical experience. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer with no troubles, but when you're not sure what to do, you'll be able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support team and they can enable the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it'll take you just a few clicks to do that. When you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find various options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is one of these options, therefore you will not have to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP version for your account through the same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we have also left the possibility for more experienced users to set both the PHP release as well as 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 website, but not for the website hosting account in general.