Numerous licensed and some free script-driven apps have encoded code, which isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unauthorized usage of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption instruments used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it is very popular because 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 run efficiently on a web server after that is if a second tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you would like to employ any kind of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. Also, websites that require the instrument usually perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our in-house built cloud platform and you will be able to use it regardless of the website hosting package that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all of the accounts and it'll take you just several clicks to do that. Considering that we support several different versions 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 have to enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used so far. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click software instrument, so you do not need any kind of programming skills or previous expertise. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, still in case you're unsure how to proceed, you'll be able to contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they'll activate the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we provide and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do that. After you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you need to visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find many different options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is among these options, therefore you won't have to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP version for your account through the very same section, you will have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we have also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP version 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 particular website, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.