Lots of licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have encoded program code, which isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the not authorized use of such applications. Among the most popular encryption software tools used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's widely used since it can be used to change all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encoded files to work the right way on a web server afterwards is when one more instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you'd like to employ any paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your site. Also, websites which need the tool will perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our custom-made cloud platform and you will be able to use it regardless of the shared hosting plan that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the accounts and it will take you just several clicks to do that. Given that we support many different versions 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 have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you have not used yet. This is really easy though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click instrument, and you won't need any kind of coding skills or previous experience. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application that needs Zend Optimizer with no troubles, yet if you're not sure what to do, you're able to contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they'll activate the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have set up Zend Optimizer on all servers that are part of our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to activate and employ Zend for any kind of script application that you want to use with no more than a single click. In addition, you can select the PHP version that will be active for your account, therefore if you move to a different version, you only have to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's 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 version and to enable Zend Optimizer only for a separate site by placing a php.ini file with the required program code in the corresponding domain folder.