A lot of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encrypted code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the unwanted usage of such apps. Among the most popular encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it's commonly used because it can be used to modify all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to run the right way on a web server afterwards is if an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. If you wish to work with any type of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it is installed on the server where you will host your site. In addition, sites that need the instrument will perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer comes with all the servers which are part of our modern cloud website hosting platform. Regardless of which shared hosting you select, you can take advantage of the tool so that any script application which needs it will function flawlessly as part of your account. Using a convenient software tool in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate a variety of functions with just a single button. Zend Optimizer will be one of these, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't have any problems. In the same area you can also pick the PHP release for your account - 4 and multiple versions of 5, and each time you change to one that you have not used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a click. Because our platform enables you to work with multiple PHP releases simultaneously, more experienced users can activate the tool for a specific site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We've installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers which are part of our hi-tech cloud hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you'll be able to enable and use Zend for any kind of script app which you want to use with just a single click. In addition, you can choose the PHP release that will be active for your account, so if you switch to a different release, you only need to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as easy as that. In case you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to activate Zend Optimizer just for a single site by putting a php.ini file with the needed code inside the corresponding domain folder.