A lot of licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have protected program code, which is not human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the unwanted usage of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption tools used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it's commonly used due to the fact that it can be used to modify any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the protected files to work properly on a web server after that is if an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. If you want to work with any type of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it is set up on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, sites which require the instrument usually perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a Linux cloud service through our company, you'll be able to select the PHP release, that will be active for your account based on what your script apps need. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you're able to use a compact software tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for the account and enable or disable PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, so you will not need any previous experience because enabling Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More skilled users can do the same by placing a php.ini file with the required program code in a particular domain folder. If you need any help to activate the instrument, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We've set up Zend Optimizer on all of the servers that are part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to activate and employ Zend for any script app that you wish to use with no more than a single click. In addition, you can choose the PHP version which will be active for your account, thus if you switch to another version, you only need to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is 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 enable Zend Optimizer only for a single site by placing a php.ini file with the needed code in the corresponding domain folder.