Lots of licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have encoded code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unwanted usage of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption software tools used for this purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's commonly used since it can be used to modify any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the protected files to work properly on a web server after that is if a second tool called Zend Optimizer is present. If you would like to employ any paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, websites that require the instrument tend to perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting

When you obtain a Linux shared web hosting service from us, you're able to choose the PHP version, that will be active for your account depending on what your script apps require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you're able to employ a compact software tool which will allow you to control the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any kind of previous knowledge since enabling Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same by placing a php.ini file with the needed code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the tool, you can contact our technical support crew anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have set up Zend Optimizer on all the servers which are a part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and considering that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can activate and employ Zend for any kind of script application that you'd like to use with just a click. You may also pick the PHP version which will be active for your account, so if you move to another release, you just need to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as easy as that. In case you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to activate Zend Optimizer just for a separate site by putting a php.ini file with the required code inside the corresponding domain folder.