Numerous licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have encrypted code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized use of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption tools used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is commonly used since it can be used to change any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the protected files to work effectively on a web server afterwards is when another instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you would like to employ any type of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, sites that require the tool generally perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our custom cloud platform and you are able to use it regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you select. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all accounts and it will take you as little as several clicks to do that. Considering that we support several 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'll have to activate Zend Optimizer every time you change the version to one you have not used so far. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software tool, so you do not need any coding skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application that needs Zend Optimizer without any troubles, still when you're not sure what to do, you are able to contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they will enable the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do this. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should head to the PHP Configuration section where you can find various options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is among these options, so you won't have to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP release for your account through the same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we've also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP release as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific site, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.