Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, that's required to execute files protected with Zend Guard - a popular application that is used to encode PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by numerous companies that develop paid script apps, so when you obtain such an application for your website, you will most likely need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you'll host it. If you're a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to protect your code and make sure that your site visitors or customers won't be able to change it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer generally perform much better as their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it is already optimized and will be executed a lot faster.

Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer can be found on our in-house built cloud platform and you can use it whatever the website hosting package that you select. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all the accounts and it will take you as little as several clicks to do this. Considering that we support many different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), you'll need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used yet. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click application, and you won't need any kind of programming skills or previous experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, but in case you're not sure how to proceed, you are able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they'll enable the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have set up Zend Optimizer on all servers that are a part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform and considering that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can enable and take advantage of Zend for any kind of script app that you would like to use with no more than a single click. In addition, you can pick the PHP release which will be active for your account, therefore if you switch to some other version, you just need to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as easy as that. In case you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to activate Zend Optimizer just for a single site by placing a php.ini file with the needed program code inside the corresponding domain folder.