Numerous licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have protected code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the not authorized usage of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it is very popular due to the fact that it can be used to change any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encrypted files to run properly on a web server afterwards is if an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In the event that you wish to employ any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is installed on the server where you will host your site. Also, websites which require the tool usually perform better due to the fact that their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer can be found on our custom-made cloud platform and you can use it regardless of the shared hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the accounts and it will take you just a few clicks to do this. Given that 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'll need to activate Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you have not used yet. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click application, therefore you do not need any computer programming skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application which needs Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, but in case you're not sure how to proceed, you are able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support team and they will activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do that. Once you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you have to go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, therefore you won't need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP release for your account through the same section, you will have to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we've also left the option for more experienced users to set the PHP version as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific site, but not for the hosting account as a whole.