A lot of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have protected code, which is not human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the illegal usage of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software tools used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it's commonly used because it can be used to modify any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encrypted files to run effectively on a web server subsequently is if an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. When you would like to work with any type of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your site. In addition, sites which need the instrument will perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer comes with all servers which are part of our modern cloud web hosting platform. Regardless of which shared hosting you get, you will be able to use the tool so that any kind of script app which requires it will work perfectly as part of your account. Using a convenient tool from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all the hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate a variety of functions with just a single button. Zend Optimizer is one of these, so even if this happens to be your first web hosting account ever, you won't encounter any problems. In the same section you can also choose the PHP release for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, which means that any time you switch to one that you have not used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with a single click. Because our platform enables you to employ multiple PHP versions at once, more experienced users can enable the instrument for a specific site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We provide Zend Optimizer with all of our semi-dedicated servers. It's available on our innovative cloud platform, so if any script-driven application that you wish to use requires it to work, you just need to activate it with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. You'll find Zend in the PHP Configuration area where you can also switch the PHP release which your web hosting account uses. For every new release which you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you will be all set. Hepsia will remember your selection for previously used releases of PHP, so you won't need to do that every time. In the event that you have more experience, you're able to benefit from the flexibility of our cloud platform and employ a php.ini file in order to set another PHP version and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a specific domain without altering the overall settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.