Numerous licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have protected code, which is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized usage of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is used widely due to the fact that it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encoded files to work effectively on a web server subsequently is when an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is present. In case you wish to use any kind of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it is set up on the server where you will host your website. Also, websites which require the tool will perform better due to the fact that their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our tailor-made cloud platform and you'll be able to use it regardless of the shared hosting plan that you select. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all accounts and it will take you only several clicks to do this. Because we support several different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), you will need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you have not used so far. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click instrument, therefore you will not need any coding skills or previous practical experience. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that needs Zend Optimizer without difficulties, still when you are not sure how to proceed, you can get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they will enable the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We have set up Zend Optimizer on all the servers that are part of our top-notch cloud website hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you'll be able to activate and use Zend for any kind of script application that you'd like to use with no more than a click. You may also pick the PHP version that will be active for your account, thus if you switch to a different release, you only need to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia 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 tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to enable Zend Optimizer only for a separate website by putting a php.ini file with the required program code inside the corresponding domain folder.