Many licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have protected program code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the illegal usage of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption tools used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is widespread since it can be used to change any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encoded files to run the right way on a web server subsequently is when a second tool called Zend Optimizer is available. When you'd like to employ any type of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your site. Also, sites which require the instrument generally perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers which are a part of our innovative cloud web hosting platform. Regardless of which shared hosting you get, you'll be able to activate the software instrument to ensure that any kind of script app which needs it will operate flawlessly as part of your account. By using a convenient software instrument from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the web hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate different options with a single button. Zend Optimizer will be one of them, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you will not encounter any problems. In the same area you can also select the PHP version for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, and whenever you switch to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a single click. Since our platform enables you to use a couple of PHP releases at once, more advanced users can activate the tool for an individual website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We've set up Zend Optimizer on all servers which are a part of our top-notch cloud hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you'll be able to enable and take advantage of Zend for any kind of script application that you would like to use with just a click. You can also select the PHP release which will be active for your account, thus if you switch to a different version, you just have to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as easy as that. If you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to activate Zend Optimizer just for a single website by putting a php.ini file with the required program code in the corresponding domain folder.