Numerous licensed and some free script-driven apps have encoded program code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the unwanted use of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's widely used as it can be used to alter any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the encoded files to work the right way on a web server after that is when an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is available. If you wish to work with any kind of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, websites that require the instrument will perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is accessible on our in-house made cloud platform and you will be able to use it regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you select. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all accounts and it will take you as little as a few clicks to do that. Given that we support several different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will need to activate Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you haven't used yet. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click application, so you do not need any kind of computer programming skills or previous experience. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application which needs Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, yet if you are unsure how to proceed, you'll be able to contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they'll activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we supply and it takes just a couple of clicks to do this. Once you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you have to head to the PHP Configuration section where you can find various options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is among these options, therefore you will not need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP version for your account from the very same section, you'll need to enable Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect just for this particular website, but not for the website hosting account as a whole.