Zend Optimizer is an instrument, that is required to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a well-known application which is used to encrypt PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 files with the idea to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by a great number of corporations that make paid script apps, so when you acquire such an application for your website, you'll probably 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 shield your code and ensure that your website visitors or customers won't be able to change it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer often perform much better since their PHP code is precompiled, therefore it is already optimized and will be executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our custom-built cloud platform and you can use it whatever the shared hosting package that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all accounts and it will take you only a few clicks to do that. Considering that we support several 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 have to enable Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you have not used so far. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click application, and you do not need any kind of coding skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that needs Zend Optimizer without any troubles, still in case you're not sure what to do, you will be able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support crew and they will enable the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we provide and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do that. After you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is one of these options, which means that you won't need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP version for your account through the same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we've also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP version as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this particular website, but not for the hosting account as a whole.