Many licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have protected program code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the not authorized usage of such applications. One of the most popular encryption tools used for this particular purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's popular due to the fact that it can be used to alter any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the protected files to run correctly on a web server afterwards is if an extra tool called Zend Optimizer is present. When you wish to work with any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your site. In addition, sites that need the tool generally perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

If you buy a web hosting from our company, you're able to choose the PHP release, that will be active for the account according to what your script apps require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this area, you'll be able to take advantage of a small tool that will allow you to manage the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, therefore you will not need any kind of previous knowledge because enabling Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More experienced users will be able to do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the needed program code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the instrument, you are able to contact our technical support team at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We have installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers that are a part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can activate and take advantage of Zend for any script app that you want to use with no more than a single click. In addition, you can pick the PHP version that will be active for your account, so if you move to some other release, you just need to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as simple as that. In case you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version 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.