A lot of licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have encoded program code, which isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the not authorized use of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption software tools used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it is commonly used because it can be used to modify any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the encoded files to work the right way on a web server afterwards is when a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. In case you would like to employ any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your site. Also, websites that need the instrument generally perform better due to the fact that their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our custom cloud platform and you're able to use it whatever the web hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the accounts and it'll take you just several clicks to do that. Considering that we support several different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used yet. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click application, therefore you will not need any kind of coding skills or previous expertise. Our website hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, still if you're unsure what to do, you are able to contact our 24/7 tech support crew and they'll activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers that comprise our cluster website hosting platform, which means that you are able to use it for all of your script-driven applications with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. It will be available all the time even if you change the PHP release for your account because our feature-rich platform will allow you to select from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a few clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you may also use a different version of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for every single domain 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 program code inside it. If you do not have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do this, our 24/7 technical assistance can assist you.