Lots of licensed and some free script-driven applications have encoded program code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized use of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption tools used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it's commonly used as it can be used to modify all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the encoded files to run effectively on a web server subsequently is when an extra tool called Zend Optimizer is available. In the event that you'd like to use any kind of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, websites that need the tool can perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on our in-house made cloud platform and you can use it whatever the cloud web hosting package that you select. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the accounts and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. Considering that we support several different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used yet. This is really 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 don't need any programming skills or previous practical experience. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app that needs Zend Optimizer without troubles, still when you are unsure how to proceed, you'll be able to contact our 24/7 tech support crew and they can enable the tool for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We provide Zend Optimizer with all of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. It is installed on our revolutionary cloud platform, which means that if any script-driven app that you need to use requires it to function, you just have to activate it with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel. You will find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you can also change the PHP release that your web hosting account uses. For each new release that you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you will be all set. Hepsia will remember your selection for previously used releases of PHP, so you will not need to do this each time. If you have more experience, you're able to take full advantage of the versatility of our cloud platform and employ a php.ini file to set another PHP release and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a particular domain without the need of altering the settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.