Numerous licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have protected code, that is not human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the illegal use of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption tools used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's commonly used since it can be used to change any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the protected files to work correctly on a web server after that is if a second tool called Zend Optimizer is available. When you'd like to use any paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your website. Also, websites which need the instrument usually perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

When you buy a shared hosting through our company, you can choose the PHP release, which will be active for the account based on what your script apps need. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia website 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 area, you are able to use a compact software tool which will allow you to manage the php.ini file for the account and enable or disable PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, so you won't need any kind of previous experience since activating Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More experienced users can do the same by adding a php.ini file with the needed program code in a particular domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the tool, you will be able to contact our tech support crew anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes just a few clicks to do this. Once you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you have to visit the PHP Configuration section where you can find many different options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is among these options, which means that you will not have to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP version for your account from the very same section, you will have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we have also left the possibility for more experienced users to set both the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific site, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.