From pilot to production, Zend helps you increase the maturity of your PHP application life cycle through a combination of vastly popular open source projects, enterprise-grade products and comprehensive service and support. The Zend Optimizer is a free runtime application that enables PHP to run the files encoded by the Zend Guard or Ioncube. IonCube is the tools to protect software written using the PHP programming language from being viewed, changed, and run on unlicensed computers. The tools use the technique of compiling to bytecode prior to encoding so that source code is eliminated, and runtime overheads are reduced. A free PHP extension called the IonCube Loader handles the reading and execution of encoded files at runtime.
In this instruction guide for WAMP, we will show you how to install and setup Zend Optimizer and Ioncube Loader for WAMPSERVER in Windows 7. Fortunately, the procedure to install these two is about the same in Windows Server 2008, Vista and XP, so you can use this guide to setup Zend Optimizer and Ioncube Loader in any listed Operating Systems.
Note: To make it simple for users, we have this tutor guide based on our custom Zend Optimizer and IonCube Loader; thus, this guide might not work for you if you get Zend Optimizer in Zend website and IonCube Loader in Ioncube website; therefore, head to our Download page to get Zend Optimizer and IonCube Loader there 😉
Note: Even this guide is used for Wampserver, you can apply this method on other wamp package such as Xampp, EasyPHP, so on. Just make sure to select correct file(s) in proper location(s) 😉