Numerous licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have protected code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it is commonly used as it can be used to change all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the protected files to run the right way on a web server after that is when a second tool called Zend Optimizer is present. When you would like to use any type of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, websites which require the instrument generally perform better due to the fact that their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Hosting

If you get a Linux hosting package from us, you have the option to pick the PHP version, that will be active for your account based on what your script applications need. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel for any of the releases that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you'll be able to employ a small tool that will allow you to manage the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, so you will not need any previous knowledge as activating Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same by placing a php.ini file with the required code in a particular domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the instrument, you will be able to contact our tech support crew anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we provide and it'll take you just a few clicks to do this. When you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find many different options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is among these options, so you do not need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP release for your account through the very same section, you'll need to enable Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we've also left the option for more experienced users to set both the PHP release 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 particular website, but not for the website hosting account in general.