Many licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have encoded code, that is not human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the illegal use of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this particular purpose is named Zend Guard and it's widespread because it can be used to change any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encrypted files to work efficiently on a web server subsequently is when one more instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. If you would like to employ any kind of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. In addition, websites that need the instrument tend to perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting

If you purchase a Linux cloud website hosting package from us, you have the option to select the PHP version, which will be active for the account depending on what your script applications require. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you are able to employ a small tool that will allow you to control the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, so you won't need any kind of previous experience considering that enabling Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More experienced users will be able to do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the required code in a particular domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the instrument, you are able to contact our technical support team anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes just a few clicks to do this. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, so you don't need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP version for your account through the very same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we've also left the possibility for more experienced users to set both the PHP release as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this particular site, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.