A lot of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encoded code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized use of such apps. Among the most popular encryption software instruments used for this particular purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's commonly used as it can be used to alter any type of 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 an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is there. If you wish to use any type of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is set up on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, websites that require the instrument tend to perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our tailor-made cloud platform and you will be able to use it regardless of the shared website hosting package that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all of the accounts and it will take you only several clicks to do that. Because we support several different versions 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 have to activate Zend Optimizer every time you change the version to one you haven't used so far. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click instrument, so you will not need any kind of programming skills or previous experience. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application that needs Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, but when you're not sure what you should do, you can get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they will enable the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes only a couple of clicks to do that. When you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you need to head to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is one of these options, therefore you won't need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP version for your account from the very same section, you will have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we have also left the possibility 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 just for this specific site, but not for the website hosting account in general.