Numerous licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have encrypted code, which is not human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the unwanted usage of such applications. One of the most popular encryption software instruments used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it's popular because it can be used to change any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encrypted files to run effectively on a web server subsequently is if another tool called Zend Optimizer is present. If you would like to work with any paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your website. In addition, websites which need the instrument will perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on our custom cloud platform and you'll be able to use it regardless of the shared hosting plan that you select. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all the accounts and it will take you just a few clicks to do this. Since we support numerous 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'll need to enable Zend Optimizer every time you change the version to one you haven't used yet. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click application, and you don't need any kind of programming skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application which needs Zend Optimizer without any troubles, but when you are not sure how to proceed, you are able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support team and they will activate the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we provide and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do that. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find many different options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is among these options, which means that you do not need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. As you can also switch the PHP release for your account from the very same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we've also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP version as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific website, but not for the website hosting account in general.