Lots of licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have encrypted code, which isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the not authorized usage of such apps. One of the most popular encryption software tools used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it is widely used because it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the protected files to run properly on a web server subsequently is if an extra tool called Zend Optimizer is present. If you wish to work with any kind of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your website. Furthermore, websites that require the tool tend to perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Hosting

Zend Optimizer comes with all servers that are a part of our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. No matter which Linux hosting service you choose, you will be able to use the tool so that any kind of script app that needs it will operate flawlessly as part of your account. Using a convenient software tool from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the hosting accounts, you'll be able to activate and deactivate different functions with one button. Zend Optimizer will be one of them, so even if this is your very first website hosting account ever, you won't have any troubles. In the same area you can also choose the PHP release for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, thus each time you switch to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a single click. As our platform allows you to employ several PHP releases at once, more advanced users can activate the instrument for a specific site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on all of the servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, therefore you're able to use it for your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. It will be available all the time even when you change the PHP release for your account because our feature-rich platform allows you to choose from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. In addition, you can also employ a different version of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual domain that you host in the account. You can do this by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a few lines of code inside it. In case you do not have previous experience and you are unsure how to do this, our 24/7 tech support will assist.