Plenty of licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have encrypted program code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the unwanted use of such applications. Among the most popular encryption software tools 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 encrypted files to work properly on a web server afterwards is if another instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. When you want to use any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your site. Also, websites that require the instrument tend to perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting

All of the shared web hosting accounts which we offer are generated on our advanced cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is present on all servers that are a part of the clusters. Consequently, you're able to install and execute script-driven applications which require Zend regardless of the package that you select upon signup. The user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the accounts will make the control over your web presence very simple and activating Zend Optimizer is not an exception because it will take just a single click to do this. Furthermore, more experienced users can also put a php.ini file in a particular domain folder and enable Zend only for a specific domain name. Because you can switch between a variety of PHP releases, you'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer for any of them in the very same way and run both new and older apps in the same account.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we provide and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. When you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to go to the PHP Configuration section where you will find various options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is one of these options, which means that you won't need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP release for your account from the very same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we have also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific site, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.