Plenty of licensed and some free script-driven applications have protected code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized use of such apps. Among the most popular encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it's used widely as it can be used to alter all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the encrypted files to run effectively on a web server afterwards is if an extra tool called Zend Optimizer is present. In the event that you wish to use any type of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your website. Also, sites that need the tool can perform better due to the fact that their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting

All cloud website hosting accounts which we offer are generated on our leading-edge cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers which are a part of the clusters. For that reason, you are able to set up and execute script-driven applications which require Zend irrespective of the package that you pick upon signup. The easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the accounts will make the management of your web presence a breeze and enabling Zend Optimizer makes no exception due to the fact that it'll take a single click to do this. Of course, more experienced users can also put a php.ini file in a given domain folder and take advantage of Zend only for a particular domain name. Since you can switch between a variety of PHP versions, you'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer for all of them in exactly the same way and run both new and older applications from the same account.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do that. When you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you should head to the PHP Configuration section where you will find various options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is among these options, which means that you don't need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP release for your account from the very same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we've also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific website, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.