Many licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have protected code, which is not human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it's commonly used since it can be used to alter any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the encrypted files to run properly on a web server subsequently is if another tool called Zend Optimizer is present. When you wish to employ any type of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it is installed on the server where you will host your site. Also, sites which require the tool usually perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting

When you purchase a shared website hosting through us, you're able to choose the PHP release, which will be active for the account according to what your script apps require. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you are able to take advantage of a small tool which will allow you to manage the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, which means that you won't need any kind of previous experience because enabling Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More skilled users can do the same by placing a php.ini file with the required program code in a specific domain folder. If you need any help to activate the tool, you will be able to contact our technical support crew at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We provide Zend Optimizer with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. It is present on our cutting-edge cloud platform, so if any script-driven app that you'd like to use requires it to work, you just have to enable it with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you can also change the PHP release which your hosting account uses. For each new release which you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you are all set. Hepsia remembers your choice for previously used releases of PHP, so you will not have to do this each time. In the event that you have more experience, you are able to take advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and employ a php.ini file to set another PHP release and enable/disable Zend Optimizer for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.