Plenty of licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have encrypted code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this particular purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is popular as it can be used to alter any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encrypted files to work efficiently on a web server after that is if another tool called Zend Optimizer is present. When you want to use any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your website. In addition, sites that need the tool usually perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer can be found on our tailor-made cloud platform and you will be able to use it whatever the shared hosting plan that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all accounts and it'll take you just a couple of clicks to do this. Given that we support a number of different releases 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 will have to enable Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you have not used yet. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click instrument, therefore you do not need any kind of coding skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application which needs Zend Optimizer with no troubles, still when you're not sure what to do, you'll be able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support team and they can enable the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We've installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers that are part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform and considering that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to enable and use Zend for any script application which you wish to use with just a single click. In addition, you can select the PHP version that will be active for your account, so if you switch to some other version, you just need to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as easy as that. In case you switch 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 only for a single website by putting a php.ini file with the required program code in the corresponding domain folder.