Many licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have protected program code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized usage of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption tools used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it's commonly used as it can be used to modify any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the encrypted files to run properly on a web server afterwards is if one more instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. When you'd like to use any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your site. In addition, sites which require the instrument will perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared hosting from us, you can choose the PHP version, which will be active for the account according to what your script applications require. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel for any of the releases that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you're able to take advantage of a compact software tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, therefore you will not need any previous experience because activating Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More experienced users can do the same by placing a php.ini file with the needed code in a specific domain folder. If you need any help to activate the instrument, you'll be able to contact our tech support team anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers which are a part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform and considering that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can activate and employ Zend for any script app that you wish to use with just a click. In addition, you can pick the PHP version which will be active for your account, so if you switch to a new version, you only need to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as simple 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 release and to activate Zend Optimizer only for a single website by putting a php.ini file with the required program code inside the corresponding domain folder.