Plenty of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encrypted program code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the illegal use of such applications. One of the most popular encryption software tools used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it's popular due to the fact that it can be used to modify all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encoded files to work the right way on a web server afterwards is if one more instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In the event that you wish to employ any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it's set up on the server where you will host your site. Also, sites that require the instrument tend to perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer can be found on our in-house made cloud platform and you can use it whatever the website hosting package that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the accounts and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do this. Because we support several 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 have to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used so far. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click instrument, therefore you will not need any computer programming skills or previous expertise. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer without troubles, still when you're not sure what you should do, you can contact our 24/7 tech support team and they'll activate the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers that comprise our cluster website hosting platform, so you are able to use it for your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. It is available all of the time even if you change the PHP release for your account since our feature-rich platform will allow you to choose from 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. 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 website hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you may also use a different version of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for every single site that you host in your account. This is possible by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a few lines of code in it. In case you don't have previous experience and you are unsure how to do that, our 24/7 technical support can assist you.