A lot of licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have encrypted program code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the unwanted use of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this particular purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is popular as it can be used to modify any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the encrypted files to work effectively on a web server after that is if a second tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you'd like to use any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your site. In addition, websites which require the tool will perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Hosting

When you acquire a Linux hosting through our company, you are able to select the PHP release, which will be active for your account depending on what your script apps require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you're able to employ a compact tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for the account and enable or disable PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any previous experience because activating Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More skilled users can do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the needed code in a specific domain folder. If you need any help to activate the tool, you can contact our tech support crew at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we provide and it will take you only a few clicks to do that. When you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to visit the PHP Configuration section where you can find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is among these options, which means that you will not have to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP version for your account through the same section, you'll need to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP release as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific website, but not for the website hosting account in general.