Many licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have encrypted code, which is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unwanted use of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it is very popular since it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the protected files to run the right way on a web server afterwards is when one more instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you want to use any type of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your website. Furthermore, sites which need the tool will perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting

Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers that are a part of our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform. No matter which Linux cloud package you acquire, you can activate the software instrument to guarantee that any kind of script app that requires it will function perfectly within your account. Using a handy software instrument in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all the website hosting accounts, you'll be able to activate and deactivate a variety of options with one button. Zend Optimizer is one of them, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't encounter any troubles. In the very same area you can also select the PHP release for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, and whenever you change to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a click. Since our platform allows you to take advantage of several PHP releases at the same time, more experienced users can enable the tool for a particular website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we supply and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do that. When you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you need to go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, which means that you don't need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Since you can also change the PHP release for your account through the very same section, you will have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we've also left the possibility for more experienced users to set both the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific site, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.