Lots of licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have encrypted code, that is not human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the unwanted use of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's widely used due to the fact that it can be used to modify any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to work the right way on a web server subsequently is when an extra tool called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you would like to work with any paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it is set up on the server where you will host your site. In addition, sites which require the tool can perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting

Zend Optimizer is accessible on our custom-built cloud platform and you'll be able to use it whatever the cloud hosting package that you select. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the accounts and it will take you just several clicks to do this. Considering that we support numerous 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 will need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used yet. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click tool, so you will not need any coding skills or previous experience. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer without difficulties, yet when you're unsure what to do, you will be able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they can enable the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have installed Zend Optimizer on all of the servers that are part of our innovative cloud web hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can enable and take advantage of Zend for any script application that you want to use with no more than a single click. You may also choose the PHP release that will be active for your account, therefore if you move to some other release, you just have to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as simple as that. If 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 website by putting a php.ini file with the needed program code in the corresponding domain folder.