Numerous licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have protected code, which is not human readable. The idea behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the illegal use of such applications. One of the most popular encryption tools used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's very popular because it can be used to alter any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the encrypted files to run correctly on a web server after that is when a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you'd like to work with any paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, websites that need the instrument can perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer is accessible on our in-house built cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the shared hosting package that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all of the accounts and it'll take you just a few clicks to do that. Considering that we support numerous releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used yet. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click instrument, therefore you will not need any kind of coding skills or previous experience. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer with no troubles, still if you're unsure what to do, you can get in touch with our 24/7 tech support team and they'll activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is available on all of the servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, therefore you are able to use it for all of your script-driven applications with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. It will be available at all times even if you change the PHP release for your account since our feature-rich platform will allow you to choose between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. What's more, you may even use a different release of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual website that you host in the account. This is possible by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code in it. In case you don't have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do that, our 24/7 technical support can assist you.