Lots of licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have protected program code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the unwanted use of such apps. One of the most popular encryption software tools used for this particular purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is widespread because it can be used to change any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encoded files to run properly on a web server after that is if a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. In the event that you wish to employ any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. Also, sites that need the instrument tend to perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Hosting

Zend Optimizer comes with all the servers that are part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform. No matter which Linux hosting plan you get, you'll be able to use the instrument so that any kind of script app which requires it will operate perfectly within your account. By using a convenient software tool from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the web hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate various options with a single button. Zend Optimizer is one of these, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not have any troubles. In the same section you can also pick the PHP version for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, thus any time you switch to one that you have not used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with a click. Because our platform allows you to work with a couple of PHP versions at the same time, more advanced users can enable the tool for a particular site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is featured on all servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for all of your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. It is available all the time even when you switch the PHP version for your account since our feature-rich platform will allow you to choose from 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. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a few clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. In addition, you can even use a different release of PHP and enable or disable Zend for every single website that you host in the account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code inside it. In case you do not have previous experience and you are not sure how to do that, our 24/7 tech support will assist.