Lots of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encrypted code, that isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the unauthorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's widespread because it can be used to change any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encoded files to work effectively on a web server subsequently is if a second tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you want to use any kind of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is installed on the server where you will host your website. In addition, websites that require the instrument can perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on our in-house made cloud platform and you can use it whatever the shared hosting plan that you select. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all accounts and it'll take you as little as 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 have to activate Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you haven't used yet. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click tool, so you will not need any computer programming skills or previous expertise. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which requires Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, but if you are unsure what you should do, you'll be able to contact our 24/7 technical support team and they will activate the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on all servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, which means that you're able to use it for all your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server packages. It'll be available at all times even when you switch the PHP version for your account since our feature-rich platform allows you to choose between 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. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. Furthermore, you may also use a different version of PHP and enable or disable Zend for every single site that you host from your account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a few lines of code inside it. If you don't have previous experience and you are not sure how to do that, our 24/7 technical assistance will assist.