Numerous licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have encrypted program code, which is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the illegal use of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it's popular since it can be used to alter all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the encrypted files to run correctly on a web server afterwards is if another tool called Zend Optimizer is available. In the event that you wish to use any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it is set up on the server where you will host your website. In addition, sites which require the instrument can perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting

If you acquire a shared web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to select the PHP version, that will be active for your account depending on what your script applications need. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you're able to use a compact tool that will allow you to control the php.ini file for the account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any kind of previous experience since activating Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More skilled users can do the same by adding a php.ini file with the needed program code in a particular domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the instrument, you can contact our tech support team anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is present on all servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, so you will be able to use it for your script-driven apps with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. It is available at all times even if you change the PHP release for your account since our feature-rich platform will allow you to select from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a few clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you can also use a different release of PHP and enable or disable Zend for each individual site that you host in the account. You can do this by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code in it. If you do not have previous experience and you are unsure how to do that, our 24/7 technical support can help you.