Numerous licensed and some free script-driven applications have encrypted program code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the illegal usage of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption tools used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it is widely used as it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the encoded files to run correctly on a web server afterwards is when one more instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. In case you'd like to work with any type of paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, websites which need the instrument generally perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting

Zend Optimizer can be found on our custom-built cloud platform and you'll be able to use it whatever the cloud hosting package that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all of the accounts and it will take you as little as a couple of clicks to do that. Because we support several different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to enable Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you haven't used so far. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click application, therefore you do not need any computer programming skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, yet if you're not sure what to do, you'll be able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support team and they will enable the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we supply and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do this. After you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you have to visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find various options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is one of these options, which means that you don't need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP version for your account from the very same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we've also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP release as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this particular website, but not for the web hosting account in general.