Lots of licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have encrypted code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized use of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption tools used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it's popular because it can be used to change any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the protected files to run properly on a web server afterwards is if an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. When you want to employ any kind of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it is installed on the server where you will host your website. In addition, websites which require the instrument will perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers that are part of our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. No matter which Linux shared web hosting plan you get, you'll be able to use the software tool so that any script application which requires it will function properly in your account. Using a convenient software instrument from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the web hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate various settings with a button. Zend Optimizer is one of them, so even if this is your very first hosting account ever, you won't experience any difficulties. In the very 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 just a click. Since our platform enables you to use a couple of PHP releases simultaneously, more experienced users can enable the instrument for an individual site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We offer Zend Optimizer with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans. It's present on our avant-garde cloud platform, therefore if any script-driven application that you want to use requires it to work, you just need to enable it with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you may also switch the PHP version that your website hosting account uses. For each and every new release that you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you are all set. Hepsia remembers your choice for previously used versions of PHP, so you won't have to do this every time. If you have more experience, you can take full advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and employ a php.ini file in order to set a different PHP version and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a specific site without the need of altering the overall settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.