Lots of licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have protected code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the illegal usage of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption tools used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it's popular because it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the encoded files to run the right way on a web server after that is if an extra tool called Zend Optimizer is there. When you would like to employ any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's set up on the server where you will host your website. In addition, sites which require the instrument can perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

If you buy a shared hosting plan from our company, you're able to choose the PHP version, which will be active for your account based on what your script applications need. You can activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you're able to take advantage of a compact software tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for the account and enable or disable PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, therefore you won't need any kind of previous experience since activating Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More experienced users can do the same by adding a php.ini file with the required code in a specific domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the tool, you'll be able to contact our tech support team anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is available on all servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your script-driven applications with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. It is available all the time even when you change the PHP version for your account as our feature-rich platform allows you to choose between 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 control the semi-dedicated accounts. Furthermore, you may also employ a different release of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for every single site that you host in your account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code inside it. In case you do not have previous experience and you are not sure how to do that, our 24/7 support can assist you.