A lot of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encoded code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the illegal use of such applications. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is popular because it can be used to modify all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encrypted files to work correctly on a web server after that is when an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is present. If you wish to work with any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it is set up on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, sites that need the instrument can perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is accessible on our in-house built cloud platform and you're able to use it regardless of the website hosting plan that you select. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the accounts and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. Since we support many different releases 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 need to enable Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you have not used so far. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click application, therefore you do not need any kind of computer programming skills or previous expertise. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application that needs Zend Optimizer with no troubles, but if you're not sure what you should do, you will be able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support crew and they'll activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have set up Zend Optimizer on all of the servers that are a part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can activate and take advantage of Zend for any kind of script application which you need to use with no more than a click. In addition, you can select the PHP version which will be active for your account, so if you switch to another release, you just have to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as simple as that. If you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to activate Zend Optimizer only for a separate website by placing a php.ini file with the needed program code in the corresponding domain folder.