A lot of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have protected code, which is not human readable. The concept behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the illegal use of such applications. Among the most popular encryption software instruments used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it is popular since it can be used to change any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encoded files to work efficiently on a web server afterwards is if another instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In the event that you want to employ any kind of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is set up on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, websites which require the instrument tend to perform better due to the fact that their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on our custom-built cloud platform and you are able to use it regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you select. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the accounts and it'll take you only several clicks to do that. Because we support a number of different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), you'll need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used so far. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software tool, and you do not need any kind of computer programming skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, still when you're not sure what to do, you are able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they will activate the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes just a few clicks to do that. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find various options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, therefore you don't have to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Since you can also change the PHP version for your account from the very same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we've also left the possibility for more experienced 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 only for this particular site, but not for the hosting account in general.