Lots of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have protected program code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unauthorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's commonly used as it can be used to change any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the encoded files to run correctly on a web server after that is if an extra instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In the event that you want to employ any paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your site. Also, websites that require the tool can perform better due to the fact that their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting

When you buy a shared website hosting plan through us, you're able to pick the PHP release, that will be active for the account based on what your script apps need. You can activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you will be able to employ a compact tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, which means that you won't need any kind of previous knowledge as enabling Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same by adding a php.ini file with the required program code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the tool, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can enable Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer and it'll take you just a couple of clicks to do this. Once you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you need to go to the PHP Configuration section where you can find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is one of these options, which means that you won't have 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 need to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we've also left the possibility for more experienced users to set both the PHP version as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting 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 in general.