A lot of licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have encoded code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the illegal use of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it is popular because it can be used to alter all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to run properly on a web server subsequently is if one more tool called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you would like to work with any kind of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is installed on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, websites which require the tool usually perform better due to the fact that their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer comes with all servers which are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Regardless of which web hosting you select, you can activate the instrument to ensure that any script application which requires it will operate perfectly in your account. Using a handy tool from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate different functions with one button. Zend Optimizer will be one of them, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't have any problems. In the same section you can also pick the PHP version for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, so each time you change to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a click. Since our platform allows you to work with a couple of PHP releases at once, more experienced users can enable the instrument for an individual website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We offer Zend Optimizer with all our Linux semi-dedicated servers. It's available on our revolutionary cloud platform, therefore if any script-driven app that you'd like to use requires it to function, you just have to enable it with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. You'll find Zend in the PHP Configuration area where you may also switch the PHP release which your website hosting account uses. For every new release that you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you'll be all set. Hepsia will remember your choice for previously used releases of PHP, so you will not have to do that each and every time. In the event that you have more experience, you can take full advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and employ a php.ini file in order to set a different PHP release and enable/disable Zend Optimizer for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.