Zend Optimizer is a popular piece of software, which is needed to run files protected with Zend Guard. The aforementioned encrypts files written in PHP 4 and PHP 5 in order to protect them from reverse engineering and illegal usage, thus guarding copyright protected source code. In case you wish to protect your custom-made script, for instance, you are able to use Zend Guard and your code will not be human readable, but you will also need Zend Optimizer on the server where you host your website. Countless ready-made script-driven applications, especially ones which are paid, also need Zend Optimizer so as to operate correctly because their core code is usually not free to modify. Sites which use the tool are normally quicker since their program code is already optimized and precompiled.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can enable Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer and it will take you only a few clicks to do this. After you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should visit the PHP Configuration section where you will find many different options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, so you don't need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP version for your account through the same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP release as well as 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 web hosting account in general.