A lot of licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have encrypted program code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the illegal usage of such applications. One of the most popular encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's widespread due to the fact that it can be used to change all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encoded files to run effectively on a web server afterwards is if an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is available. When you want to employ any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your website. Also, websites which need the tool usually perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our custom-built cloud platform and you're able to use it whatever the cloud hosting package that you select. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all accounts and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do that. Given that we support a number of different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), you will need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you have not used so far. This is really easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click tool, and you don't need any kind of coding skills or previous practical experience. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, still in case you are not sure what to do, you are able to contact our 24/7 tech support crew and they'll activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on all the servers that comprise our cluster website hosting platform, which means that you are able to use it for all of your script-driven applications with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. It'll be available all the time even when you change the PHP version for your account since our feature-rich platform will allow you to choose from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. In addition, you can also employ a different release of PHP and enable or disable 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 a few lines of code inside it. In case you do not have previous experience and you are unsure how to do that, our 24/7 technical support can assist you.