Plenty of licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have protected code, that isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized usage of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's commonly used since it can be used to modify any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the protected files to work correctly on a web server afterwards is if another instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. When you'd like to work with any kind of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, websites that require the instrument generally perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers that are a part of our modern cloud web hosting platform. Regardless of which Linux shared plan you choose, you'll be able to activate the software tool to guarantee that any kind of script app that needs it will function properly within your account. Using a handy software tool in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all the web hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate a variety of settings 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 encounter any difficulties. In the very same area you can also select the PHP release for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, and each time you change to one that you have not used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a click. As our platform allows you to take advantage of several PHP versions at once, more advanced users can enable the instrument for an individual site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is available on all of the servers that comprise our cluster website hosting platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for all of your script-driven apps with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. It'll be available at all times even if you switch the PHP version for your account since our feature-rich platform will allow you to select from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. Furthermore, you may even use a different release of PHP and enable or disable Zend for each individual domain that you host in the account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a couple of lines of program code inside it. In case you do not have previous experience and you are not sure how to do that, our 24/7 technical support will assist.