Many licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have protected code, which is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the unwanted use of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this particular purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's widespread since it can be used to modify any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the encrypted files to run efficiently on a web server subsequently is when another tool called Zend Optimizer is present. When you would like to employ any paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it's set up on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, sites that require the tool generally perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

When you get a web hosting through our company, you'll be able to pick the PHP release, that will be active for your account depending on what your script apps need. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you will be able to employ a small software tool which will allow you to manage the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, so you won't need any kind of previous knowledge since activating Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users can do the same by adding a php.ini file with the required program code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the tool, you're able to contact our tech support team anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is featured on all servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. It will be available all of the time even when you switch the PHP release for your account as our feature-rich platform will allow you to choose from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a few clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you can also use a different release of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for every single website that you host in the account. This is possible by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code in it. If you do not have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do this, our 24/7 technical support can help you.