A lot of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encoded program code, which isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized use of such apps. Among the most popular encryption software instruments used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it's commonly used because it can be used to alter any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encoded files to run correctly on a web server after that is when a second tool called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you want to use any kind of paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your website. Also, websites that need the instrument can perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers that are part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform. No matter which Linux web hosting you get, you can activate the instrument so that any kind of script app that requires it will operate properly in your account. Using a convenient tool in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the hosting accounts, you'll be able to activate and deactivate various options with a button. Zend Optimizer is one of these, so even if this happens to be your first website hosting account ever, you won't experience any issues. In the very same section you can also pick the PHP version for your account - 4 and multiple versions of 5, which means that each time you switch to one that you have not used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with a single click. Because our platform allows you to employ several PHP releases simultaneously, more experienced users can activate the instrument for an individual site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer and it'll take you just a few clicks to do that. When you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to head to the PHP Configuration section where you can find many different options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, so you will not need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. As you can also switch the PHP version for your account through the same section, you will have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we've also left the option 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 hosting account in general.