A lot of licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have encoded program code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized use of such apps. One of the most popular encryption instruments used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it is very popular as it can be used to change any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encrypted files to work properly on a web server subsequently is when a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. If you wish to employ any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it is installed on the server where you will host your site. Also, sites which need the tool usually perform better due to the fact that their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is set up on all servers that are a part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Regardless of which cloud web hosting you obtain, you will be able to take advantage of the software tool so that any script application that needs it will work flawlessly as part of your account. Using a convenient instrument from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all of the website hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate many different functions with a button. Zend Optimizer will be one of them, so even if this is your very first hosting account ever, you won't encounter any issues. In the exact same area you can also choose the PHP version for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, thus whenever you move to one that you have not used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. Since our platform allows you to take advantage of several PHP versions at the same time, more experienced users can activate the tool for a particular website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We've installed Zend Optimizer on all of the servers which are a part of our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can enable and employ Zend for any script app which you'd like to use with no more than a click. In addition, you can pick the PHP version which will be active for your account, thus if you switch to a new 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 easy as that. In case you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to activate Zend Optimizer only for a separate website by placing a php.ini file with the required program code inside the corresponding domain folder.