A lot of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encrypted code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the not authorized usage of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption tools used for this particular purpose is named Zend Guard and it's used widely since it can be used to alter any type of 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 after that is if one more instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. If you'd like to use any kind of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your website. Furthermore, sites that require the instrument will perform better due to the fact that their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers which are a part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Regardless of which Linux web hosting service you acquire, you'll be able to take advantage of the software tool to ensure that any script application that requires it will function perfectly as part of your account. Using a convenient software tool from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all of the website hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate different functions with a button. Zend Optimizer is one of them, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not experience 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 haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a click. Because our platform enables you to take advantage of multiple PHP versions simultaneously, more experienced users can enable the tool for a specific website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is featured on all the servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your script-driven applications with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. It is available all of the time even when you switch the PHP version for your account since our feature-rich platform allows you to select 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 a few clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. In addition, you may also use a different version of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual domain that you host from your account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code inside it. If you don't have previous experience and you are not sure how to do this, our 24/7 technical assistance can help you.