Zend Optimizer is a popular piece of software, that is required to run files encoded with Zend Guard. The latter encodes files written in PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 in order to protect them from reverse engineering and unauthorized use, thus guarding copyrighted source code. When you wish to protect your custom-made script, for example, you can take advantage of Zend Guard and your program code will not be human readable, but you will also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your site. Countless ready-made script-driven applications, particularly ones which are paid, also require Zend Optimizer in order to operate correctly because their core code is generally not free to modify. Sites that use the tool are usually speedier as their code is already optimized and precompiled.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer can be found on our custom-made cloud platform and you can use it whatever the shared hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the accounts and it'll take you just a few clicks to do this. Considering that we support several different versions 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 change the version to one you have not used yet. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software instrument, so you don't need any kind of programming skills or previous experience. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, but if you are not sure what to do, you can get in touch with our 24/7 tech support team and they can activate the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can activate Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it'll take you just a few clicks to do that. After you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you need to visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is among these options, therefore you don't have to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP release for your account through the same section, you will have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we've also left the possibility 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 specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific website, but not for the website hosting account in general.