Zend Optimizer is a popular software, that's required to run files encoded with Zend Guard. The aforementioned encodes files created in PHP 4 and PHP 5 so as to protect them from reverse engineering and unauthorized use, thus guarding copyrighted source code. If you'd like to protect your custom-written script, for example, you'll be able to employ Zend Guard and your code won't be human readable, but you will also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your site. Various pre-made script-driven applications, particularly ones which are paid, also require Zend Optimizer to operate effectively since their core code is often not free to change. Sites that use the tool are usually quicker since their code is already optimized and precompiled.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes only a few clicks to do that. When you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you should head to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find various options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is one of these options, which means that you do not need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP version for your account from the very same section, you will need to enable Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we have also left the option for more experienced users to set both 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 just for this particular site, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.