A lot of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encrypted program code, which is not human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized usage of such apps. One of the most popular encryption tools used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is used widely due to the fact that it can be used to modify all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the encoded files to run properly on a web server afterwards is if one more instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you'd like to work with any type of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it is set up on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, websites that need the instrument generally perform better due to the fact that their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on our custom-made cloud platform and you are able to use it regardless of the shared website hosting package that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all accounts and it will take you as little as a couple of clicks to do that. Because we support several different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used yet. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click software instrument, and you won't need any kind of computer programming skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, but if you are unsure what you should do, you are able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they'll activate the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is featured on all of the servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, so you'll be able to use it for all your script-driven applications with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. It will be available all of the time even when you switch the PHP release for your account because our feature-rich platform will allow you to choose between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a few clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. What's more, you may even employ a different release of PHP and enable or disable Zend for each individual website that you host from your account. This is possible by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code inside it. If you don't have previous experience and you are unsure how to do this, our 24/7 support will assist.