Zend Optimizer is a software instrument, that's required to execute files encoded with Zend Guard - a widespread application which is used to encrypt PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 files with the purpose to protect them from tampering with the program code or reverse engineering. Zend Guard is used by numerous companies that develop paid script apps, so if you purchase such an application for your site, you will probably need Zend Optimizer to be present on the server where you will host it. If you're a programmer, you can also use Zend Guard to secure your program code and make sure that your site visitors or clients will not be able to alter it in any way. Sites that use Zend Optimizer usually perform much better because their PHP code is precompiled, so it is already optimized and will be executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting

If you obtain a shared web hosting from our company, you'll be able to pick the PHP release, that will be active for your account based on what your script applications need. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel for any of the releases that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you are able to use a small tool that will allow you to control the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, so you will not need any previous knowledge as activating Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same by adding a php.ini file with the required program code in a specific domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the instrument, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time.