A lot of licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have protected program code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the unwanted usage of such apps. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's popular because it can be used to alter any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to work properly on a web server after that is if one more tool called Zend Optimizer is available. If you wish to use any kind of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's set up on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, websites which need the tool tend to perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer is accessible on our custom-built cloud platform and you're able to use it whatever the shared hosting plan that you select. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all accounts and it'll take you only a few clicks to do this. Due to the fact that we support a number of 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 need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used yet. 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 software instrument, and you don't need any kind of computer programming skills or previous experience. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer without difficulties, still when you are not sure what you should do, you're able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they will activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we supply and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do that. When you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you need to head to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is one of these options, so you won't need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Since you can also change the PHP version for your account through the very same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we've also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP version as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific site, but not for the hosting account in general.