Zend Optimizer is a software tool, that's needed to execute files protected with Zend Guard - a well-known app which is used to encode PHP 4 and PHP 5 files with the objective to protect them from tampering with the code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by plenty of organizations which create paid script applications, so if you acquire such an app for your site, you will 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 program code and ensure that your website visitors or clients won't be able to change it in any way. Websites that use Zend Optimizer often perform much better because their PHP code is precompiled, so it's already optimized and will be executed much more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes just a few clicks to do this. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should visit the PHP Configuration section where you will find various options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is among these options, which means that you won't need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP version for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. In addition, we have also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP release and 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 site, but not for the hosting account as a whole.