A lot of licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have encoded program code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the unauthorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it is very popular as it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encoded files to work efficiently on a web server afterwards is when a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. If you'd like to use any type of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it is installed on the server where you will host your site. In addition, sites which require the instrument usually perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get a Linux cloud website hosting from our company, you are able to pick the PHP release, that will be active for the account depending on what your script apps require. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you're able to use a compact tool that will allow you to control the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any kind of previous experience because activating Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the required program code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the tool, you will be able to contact our tech support crew anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes just a few clicks to do that. When you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you need to head to the PHP Configuration section where you will find various options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is among these options, so you do not need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP version for your account from the same section, you will have to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we have also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP release and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific site, but not for the hosting account in general.