Plenty of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have protected program code, which isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the unwanted use of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption tools used for this purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's very popular due to the fact that it can be used to alter any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encoded files to run the right way on a web server afterwards is when another instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. If you wish to work with any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is set up on the server where you will host your site. In addition, sites which require the instrument will perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on our tailor-made cloud platform and you will be able to use it whatever the cloud web hosting package that you select. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all accounts and it will take you just several clicks to do that. Because we support many different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), you will need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used yet. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click instrument, and you will not need any kind of programming skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that needs Zend Optimizer without any troubles, yet when you are not sure how to proceed, you are able to contact our 24/7 technical support team and they can enable the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is featured on all servers that comprise our cluster website hosting platform, therefore you will be able to use it for all of your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server packages. It is available all the time even when you switch the PHP version for your account because our feature-rich platform allows you to choose from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a few clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you can also employ a different version of PHP and enable or disable Zend for each individual website that you host in the account. You can do this by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a few lines of code inside it. In case you don't have previous experience and you are unsure how to do that, our 24/7 tech support can help you.