Numerous licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have protected program code, which isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized use of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption instruments used for this purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's widely used since it can be used to alter any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encrypted files to work properly on a web server afterwards is if another instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you would like to work with any paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's set up on the server where you will host your website. In addition, websites that require the instrument can perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a Linux shared web hosting through us, you are able to select the PHP release, that will be active for your account according to what your script applications need. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you can take advantage of a small software 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, therefore you won't need any previous knowledge since activating Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More advanced users can do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the necessary program code in a particular domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the tool, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we supply and it takes just a few clicks to do this. When you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you should go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find many different options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, therefore you will not have to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP release for your account through the very same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we have also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP release and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this particular website, but not for the hosting account as a whole.