Lots of licensed and some free script-driven apps have protected code, that is not human readable. The idea behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the illegal usage of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption software tools used for this particular purpose is named Zend Guard and it's popular due to the fact that it can be used to alter any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the protected files to run correctly on a web server after that is if an extra tool called Zend Optimizer is available. If you'd like to work with any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's set up on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, websites that require the instrument generally perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Hosting

Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers which are part of our modern cloud web hosting platform. No matter which Linux hosting you select, you can use the software instrument so that any script app which requires it will work flawlessly as part of your account. Using a handy software tool in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate many different options with a button. Zend Optimizer is one of these, so even if this happens to be your very first web hosting account ever, you won't have any difficulties. In the very same area you can also pick the PHP version for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, which means that each time you switch to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a click. As our platform enables you to employ a couple of PHP versions simultaneously, more advanced users can enable the instrument for an individual website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we provide and it takes only a couple of clicks to do this. After you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to head to the PHP Configuration section where you can find many different options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is among these options, so you won't need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP version for your account through the same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we have also left the option for more experienced users to set both the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific site, but not for the website hosting account as a whole.