Zend is pleased to announce the release of Zend Guard 7.0!
You can download this release from: http://www.zend.com/en/products/guard/downloads

Zend Guard 7 supports PHP 5.5 and 5.6

For PHP 5.3 and 5.4, please download and install Zend Guard 6.

Installation Instructions

Windows

Linux

Mac

System Requirements

Supported operating systems:

Limitations and Known Issues

General:

Encoding:

Obfuscation:

Zend Guard Loader (PHP Runtime Module)

1. Extract the Zend Loader package that corresponds with your PHPversion and OS arch (the package also contains an OPcache binary).

2. Place the ZendGuardLoader and OPcache binaries in your filesystem.

3. Add the following lines to your php.ini file for loading the ZendGuardLoader:

  Linux and Mac OS X:      

      zend_extension=<full_path_to_ZendGuardLoader.so>

      zend_extension=<full_path_to_opcache.so>

  Windows non-thread safe:

      zend_extension=<full_path_to_ZendLoader.dll>

      zend_extension=<full_path_to_opcache.dll>

  * Note: The supplied OPcache replaces your current OPcache binary in order to allow correct extension loading.

  * Note: Execute the Loader command first

4. Optional: Add an additional line to your php.ini for enabling ZendGuardLoader

 ; Enables loading encoded scripts. The default value is On

 zend_loader.enable=1

5. Optional: the following lines can be added your php.ini file for ZendGuardLoader configuration:

  ; Disable license checks (for performance reasons)

    zend_loader.disable_licensing=0

  ; The Obfuscation level supported by Zend Guard Loader. The levels are detailed in the official Zend Guard Documentation. 0 - no obfuscation is enabled

    zend_loader.obfuscation_level_support=3

  ; Path to where licensed Zend products should look for the product license. For more information on how to create a license file, see the Zend Guard User Guide

    zend_loader.license_path=

6. Restart your web server.

7. Check that loader and OPcache are both loaded using phpinfo() ) or php -v.

8. Run your encoded files.

Installing Zend Guard Loader on top of Zend Server 8.0.2:

Linux/Mac

1.Extract the Zend Loader package that corresponds with your PHP version and OS arch.

2.Locate the /usr/local/zend/lib/php_extensions folder and overwrite opcache.so while adding in ZendGuardLoader.so

3.Open your /usr/local/zend/etc/conf.d/opcache.ini file.

4. Before the directive zend_extension=/usr/local/zend/lib/php_extensions/opcache.so, add the following line (at the very beginning of the file):

       zend_extension=/usr/local/zend/lib/php_extensions/ZendGuardLoader.so

5.Restart Zend Server (/usr/local/zend/bin/zendctl.sh restart).

6.If all is well,the Zend Guard Loader section will be present on the Overview -> Server Info page

Windows

1.Extract the Zend Loader package that corresponds with your PHP version and OS arch.

2.Locate the C:\Program Files (x86)\Zend\ZendServer\lib\phpext folder, and overwrite php_opcache.dll while adding in ZendLoader.dll.

3.Open your php ini file.

4. Locate the OPcache section starting with the directive zend_extension="C:\Program Files (x86)\Zend\ZendServer\lib\phpext\php_opcache.dll"

       Add the following line into your php.ini file just before the located opcache directive (at the very beginning of OPcache section):

       zend_extension="C:\Program Files (x86)\Zend\ZendServer\lib\phpext\ZendLoader.dll"

4.Restart Zend Server.

5.Restart apache from apache monitor

6.If all is well,the Zend Guard Loader section will be present on the Overview -> Server Info page