Many licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have encoded code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized usage of such apps. One of the most popular encryption instruments used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it's widely used as it can be used to modify any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the encrypted files to work properly on a web server subsequently is when another instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. When you would like to use any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it is installed on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, sites which require the instrument usually perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on our in-house made cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the website hosting package that you select. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all accounts and it will take you as little as a few clicks to do that. Given that we support a number of different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to activate Zend Optimizer every time you change the version to one you have not used yet. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click tool, therefore you won't need any computer programming skills or previous experience. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that needs Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, still in case you are unsure how to proceed, you are able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they'll activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We've installed Zend Optimizer on all of the servers which are part of our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to activate and use Zend for any kind of script app that you need to use with no more than a click. In addition, you can pick the PHP version which will be active for your account, so if you switch to a new release, you just need to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as easy as that. If you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to enable Zend Optimizer only for a separate website by putting a php.ini file with the needed code inside the corresponding domain folder.