A lot of licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have encoded code, which isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the unauthorized use of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it is commonly used because it can be used to modify any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the encrypted files to run properly on a web server afterwards is if a second tool called Zend Optimizer is there. When you wish to use any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, sites that require the instrument usually perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting

If you acquire a cloud website hosting from our company, you have the option to choose the PHP version, that will be active for your account depending on what your script apps require. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this area, you will be able to use a compact tool that will allow you to control the php.ini file for the account and enable or disable PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, therefore you won't need any previous knowledge since activating Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More skilled users will be able to do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the necessary code in a particular domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the tool, you'll be able to contact our technical support team at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is featured on all of the servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, so you're able to use it for all your script-driven applications with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. It'll be available at all times even when you switch the PHP release for your account since our feature-rich platform allows you to choose from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing your 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 manage the semi-dedicated accounts. Furthermore, you may even use a different release of PHP and enable or disable 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 few lines of program code inside it. In case you don't have previous experience and you are unsure how to do this, our 24/7 tech support will assist.