Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, that's required to execute files encrypted with Zend Guard - a widespread app 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 code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by numerous corporations which create paid script applications, so in case you get such an app for your site, you'll probably need Zend Optimizer to be available on the server where you'll host it. If you're a programmer, you may also use Zend Guard to protect your program code and ensure that your website visitors or customers will be unable to alter it in any way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer generally perform better since their PHP code is precompiled, thus it is already optimized and will be executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our custom-built cloud platform and you're able to use it whatever the shared website hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all accounts and it'll take you as little as a few clicks to do this. Due to the fact 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 every 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 enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click tool, so you do not need any programming skills or previous experience. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, but in case you're not sure what to do, you can get in touch with our 24/7 tech support team and they'll enable the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can enable Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we provide and it takes just a couple of clicks to do this. When you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to go to the PHP Configuration section where you will find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is among these options, which means that you do not have to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP release for your account from the same section, you'll need to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable 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 particular site, but not for the hosting account as a whole.