Plenty of licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have protected code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unauthorized use of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it is very popular as it can be used to modify all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encrypted files to work effectively on a web server after that is if a second tool called Zend Optimizer is present. If you would like to work with any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your website. Furthermore, sites which require the tool will perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

When you acquire a Linux shared hosting service through us, you will be able to select the PHP release, which will be active for your account based on what your script applications require. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you can take advantage of a compact software tool that will allow you to handle the php.ini file for the account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, so you won't need any previous knowledge because enabling Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More skilled users can do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the necessary code in a specific domain folder. If you need any help to activate the instrument, you will be able to contact our technical support crew anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We provide Zend Optimizer with all of our semi-dedicated service. It is installed on our revolutionary cloud platform, so if any script-driven app that you wish to use requires it to function, you just have to enable it with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel. You will find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you can also change the PHP release that your web hosting account uses. For any new release which you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you are all set. Hepsia will remember your selection for previously used releases of PHP, therefore you won't have to do that each time. In case you have more experience, you can take full advantage of the versatility of our cloud platform and employ a php.ini file to set a different PHP version and enable/disable Zend Optimizer for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.