Plenty of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encoded code, that is not human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized usage of such apps. Among the most popular encryption software instruments used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it's widespread since it can be used to modify all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the protected files to work efficiently on a web server subsequently is when an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. If you'd like to work with any kind of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your site. In addition, sites which require the instrument usually perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting

When you get a cloud hosting from us, you'll be able to choose the PHP version, that will be active for your account based on what your script apps require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you're able to use a compact tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for the account and enable or disable PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any previous knowledge because activating Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More experienced users will be able to do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the necessary code in a particular domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the instrument, you can contact our technical support team anytime.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

Zend Optimizer is available on all the servers that comprise our cluster website hosting platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your script-driven apps with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. It will be available all the time even when you change the PHP release for your account because our feature-rich platform allows 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 few clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel that is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you may also employ a different release of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual domain that you host in the account. You can do this by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code inside it. If you do not have previous experience and you are unsure how to do this, our 24/7 technical support will assist.