Numerous licensed and some free script-driven applications have encrypted program code, that isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the illegal usage of such applications. One of the most popular encryption software instruments used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it's commonly used as it can be used to modify any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the protected files to run correctly on a web server after that is if an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In the event that you wish to work with any paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it's installed on the server where you will host your site. Also, websites that need the tool will perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our custom-built cloud platform and you will be able to use it regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all accounts and it will take you as little as a few clicks to do this. Because we support numerous versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you have not used yet. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click application, so you will not need any kind of programming skills or previous experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, but in case you're unsure what to do, you're able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they can enable the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we provide and it takes only a couple of clicks to do that. After you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should visit the PHP Configuration section where you can find many different options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is among these options, so you won't need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP version for your account through the same section, you will need to enable Zend for any new version that you use. In addition, we have also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP release as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific site, but not for the hosting account as a whole.