Many licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have encrypted program code, which isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the not authorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it's widely used as it can be used to modify any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the encrypted files to work efficiently on a web server after that is when an extra tool called Zend Optimizer is present. If you wish to work with any kind of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. In addition, sites that require the instrument can perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers that are part of our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. Regardless of which web hosting package you get, you will be able to activate the instrument so that any script application that needs it will operate flawlessly within your account. By using a convenient tool in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all the web hosting accounts, you'll be able to activate and deactivate a variety of functions with a button. Zend Optimizer will be one of these, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not encounter any issues. In the exact same area you can also choose the PHP version for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, which means that any time you change to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a single click. Because our platform enables you to work with a couple of PHP releases simultaneously, more advanced users can activate the instrument for a particular site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on all of the servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, which means that you are able to use it for all of your script-driven applications with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. It'll be available all the time even if you change the PHP release for your account since our feature-rich platform will allow you to select 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 couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. Furthermore, you can even use a different version of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for every single domain that you host in your account. This is possible by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of program code inside it. If you don't have previous experience and you are unsure how to do this, our 24/7 technical support will assist.