Lots of licensed and some free script-driven applications have protected code, which isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the unwanted use of such applications. One of the most popular encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is popular due to the fact that it can be used to modify any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encrypted files to run the right way on a web server afterwards is when another tool called Zend Optimizer is there. If you want to use any type of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it's set up on the server where you will host your website. In addition, sites which require the instrument can perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our custom-built cloud platform and you can use it whatever the cloud hosting package that you select. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all accounts and it'll take you just a couple of clicks to do that. Because we support numerous 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'll have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used so far. 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 software tool, so you won't need any kind of programming skills or previous experience. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer without troubles, but if you're unsure what to do, you can contact our 24/7 tech support team and they'll activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We have set up Zend Optimizer on all servers which are part of our top-notch cloud website hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you'll be able to enable and employ Zend for any script app that you would like to use with just a click. You can also select the PHP version which will be active for your account, so if you switch to a new version, you only have to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as simple as that. In case you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to activate Zend Optimizer just for a single site by putting a php.ini file with the required program code in the corresponding domain folder.