Plenty of licensed and some free script-driven applications have encrypted program code, that isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized usage of such apps. One of the most popular encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is widely used since it can be used to modify all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the protected files to run properly on a web server subsequently is when another instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you would like to use any kind of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. Also, sites that need the tool will perform better due to the fact that their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer can be found on our custom cloud platform and you're able to use it regardless of the shared hosting plan that you select. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all the accounts and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do that. Considering that we support many different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you have not used so far. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click application, and you won't need any kind of coding skills or previous experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application which needs Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, still when you're not sure what you should do, you are able to contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they'll activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we offer and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do this. After you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to visit the PHP Configuration section where you can find many different options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is one of these options, so you do not have to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP release for your account through the very same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version that you use. In addition, we have also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP version as well as 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 specific site, but not for the website hosting account as a whole.