Installing Zend Guard

Installation is initiated either by downloading the product from or by the Zend IDE during its installation (it will install from the web).

Regardless of installation method, Zend Guard provides a standalone solution for encoding files as well as electronic licensing for protecting intellectual property.

System Requirements

To view the Zend Guard system requirements, go to:

Please note that some requirements may change from time to time.

Version Compatibility


Newer PHP language features and constructs should be run on PHP versions that support them. This is true for both encoded and non-encoded PHP files.

Extracting the Standalone Zend Guard



Related links

Related Links:

Launching Zend Guard

Registering Zend Guard

Zend Guard Features

Workspace Overview

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