Plenty of licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have protected code, which isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the illegal use of such applications. One of the most popular encryption tools used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's widespread as it can be used to alter any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the protected files to run the right way on a web server subsequently is if a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. In case you would like to employ any type of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, sites that require the instrument can perform better due to the fact that their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers which are part of our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. No matter which website hosting you acquire, you can take advantage of the tool to guarantee that any script application that requires it will work flawlessly as part of your account. Using a handy tool in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate a variety of settings with a button. Zend Optimizer is one of them, so even if this happens to be your very first hosting account ever, you will not encounter any problems. In the very same area you can also pick the PHP release for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, and whenever you move to one that you have not used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a click. Because our platform allows you to use multiple PHP releases at the same time, more experienced users can activate the tool for an individual website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is available on all of the servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, so you can use it for all your script-driven applications with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. It'll be available all of the time even when you switch the PHP version for your account as our feature-rich platform will allow you to select 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 the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you may even employ a different release of PHP and enable or disable Zend for every single website that you host in your account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code in it. In case you don't have previous experience and you are unsure how to do this, our 24/7 tech assistance can help you.