A lot of licensed and some free script-driven applications have encrypted code, that isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unwanted use of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it's very popular since it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the protected files to run correctly on a web server after that is if an extra instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. If you wish to work with any type of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's set up on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, sites that need the tool will perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting

Zend Optimizer can be found on our in-house made cloud platform and you're able to use it regardless of the cloud hosting package that you select. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all accounts and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do that. Given that we support many different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), you'll need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used yet. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software tool, therefore you will not need any kind of computer programming skills or previous experience. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, but in case you're unsure what to do, you're able to contact our 24/7 technical support team and they will activate the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We provide Zend Optimizer with all of our semi-dedicated hosting services. It's installed on our innovative cloud platform, so if any script-driven app that you'd like to use requires it to work, you just have to enable it with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. You'll find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you may also switch the PHP release which your website hosting account uses. For each and every new version which you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you will be all set. Hepsia will remember your selection for previously used versions of PHP, so you won't need to do this each and every time. In case you have more experience, you are able to take advantage of the versatility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file in order to set another PHP version and enable/disable Zend Optimizer for a particular site without the need of altering the settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.