Numerous licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have encoded program code, which isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unauthorized usage of such apps. Among the most popular encryption instruments used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it's used widely because it can be used to modify any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the encoded files to work properly on a web server afterwards is when another instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. If you'd like to work with any kind of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's set up on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, websites that need the tool usually perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Hosting

When you acquire a hosting plan through our company, you're able to choose the PHP release, which will be active for your account according to what your script apps need. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you're able to employ a compact 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 previous experience because enabling Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More skilled users can do the same by adding a php.ini file with the necessary 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 team at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we provide and it takes just a few clicks to do this. Once you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you need to visit the PHP Configuration section where you will find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, which means that you will not have to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP version for your account through the very same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we've also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific site, but not for the website hosting account as a whole.