Numerous licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have protected program code, which isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the illegal usage of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it's used widely as it can be used to modify all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the protected files to work effectively on a web server after that is when an extra instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you wish to use any type of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's set up on the server where you will host your site. Also, websites that require the instrument tend to perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our custom cloud platform and you will be able to use it regardless of the hosting package that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all the accounts and it'll take you only several clicks to do that. Considering that we support several different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to activate Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you have not used yet. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click instrument, and you don't need any computer programming skills or previous practical experience. Our website hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer without troubles, still when you are unsure what to do, you are able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they can enable the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Zend Optimizer is installed on all of the servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server packages. It is available all the time even if you change the PHP version for your account since our feature-rich platform will allow you to choose between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a few clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. In addition, you may even use a different version of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for every single site that you host in your account. This is possible by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a couple of lines of program code inside it. If you do not have previous experience and you are unsure how to do this, our 24/7 technical support can help you.