A lot of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encoded program code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the illegal usage of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is widely used as it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the protected files to run correctly on a web server afterwards is when another tool called Zend Optimizer is there. When you wish to use any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your website. Also, sites which need the tool tend to perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting

If you buy a shared web hosting service through our company, you can pick the PHP version, that will be active for your account based on what your script apps need. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you can use a compact software tool that will allow you to control the php.ini file for the account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, which means that you won't need any kind of previous experience because activating Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users can do the same by adding a php.ini file with the necessary program code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the instrument, you can contact our technical support team anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do this. When you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, which means that you do not need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Since you can also change the PHP version for your account from the very same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we have also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP release as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect just for this particular site, but not for the hosting account as a whole.