Plenty of licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have encrypted program code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized usage of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption tools used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's widespread because it can be used to change any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the protected files to work properly on a web server afterwards is when an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. In the event that you would like to work with any type of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your website. Furthermore, websites that need the tool tend to perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. No matter which shared package you select, you'll be able to use the tool to ensure that any script application which needs it will work flawlessly in your account. By using a handy instrument in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the web hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate many different settings with one button. Zend Optimizer is one of these, so even if this happens to be your very first web hosting account ever, you won't have any problems. In the very same section you can also choose the PHP release for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, and whenever you switch 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 take advantage of several PHP versions at the same time, 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

We've installed Zend Optimizer on all of the servers which are part of our top-notch cloud hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to activate and take advantage of Zend for any kind of script app which you would like to use with no more than a click. In addition, you can pick the PHP release that will be active for your account, so if you switch to some other version, you only need to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as simple as that. In case you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to activate Zend Optimizer only for a single site by putting a php.ini file with the needed program code in the corresponding domain folder.