A lot of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encrypted code, which is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the unwanted use of such apps. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it is popular because it can be used to change any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the protected files to run the right way on a web server subsequently is if an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is present. In the event that you wish to employ any kind of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it is set up on the server where you will host your website. Also, sites that require the tool generally perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers that are part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. No matter which Linux shared website hosting package you choose, you will be able to activate the instrument to ensure that any script app which needs it will function flawlessly within your account. By using a convenient instrument from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all the web hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate different options with one button. Zend Optimizer is one of these, so even if this happens to be your very first hosting account ever, you won't have any problems. In the same section you can also pick the PHP version for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, therefore whenever you move to one that you haven't used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. As our platform allows you to work with a couple of PHP releases at the same time, more advanced users can activate the instrument for a particular site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes just a couple of clicks to do that. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should visit the PHP Configuration section where you will find many different options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is one of these options, so you will not have to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP version for your account through the same section, you'll have to enable Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we've also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP version and 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 particular site, but not for the web hosting account in general.