A lot of licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have encoded program code, that isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the illegal use of such applications. Among the most popular encryption software tools used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it's popular due to the fact that it can be used to change all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encrypted files to run the right way on a web server subsequently is if a second tool called Zend Optimizer is there. If you'd like to employ any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is installed on the server where you will host your website. Also, websites that require the instrument generally perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on our in-house made cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the shared hosting plan that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the accounts and it will take you as little as a couple of clicks to do this. 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 enable Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you haven't used so far. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software instrument, and you do not need any kind of computer programming skills or previous experience. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, but if you're not sure how to proceed, you will be able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support team and they will activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we supply and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do that. Once you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you have to visit the PHP Configuration section where you will find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is one of these options, therefore you won't need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP release for your account from the very same section, you will have to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP version as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific site, but not for the web hosting account in general.