Many licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have protected code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the unwanted usage of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software tools used for this particular purpose is named Zend Guard and it's very popular as it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the protected files to work efficiently on a web server afterwards is when another tool called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you wish to employ any kind of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your website. Also, websites which need the tool usually perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting

When you buy a cloud hosting service through our company, you're able to pick the PHP version, which will be active for the account depending on what your script apps require. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you will be able to use a small software tool that will allow you to control the php.ini file for the account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, therefore you won't need any previous knowledge because enabling Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users can do the same by adding a php.ini file with the necessary program code in a specific domain folder. If you need any help to activate the instrument, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We've set up Zend Optimizer on all of the servers which are part of our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can activate and use Zend for any kind of script app that you would like to use with no more than a single click. You may also choose the PHP version which will be active for your account, so if you move to a new release, you just have to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as easy as that. If you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to enable Zend Optimizer just for a single website by putting a php.ini file with the required code in the corresponding domain folder.