Many licensed and some free script-driven apps have protected code, which isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the illegal use of such apps. One of the most popular encryption software instruments used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it's used widely because it can be used to change any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the encrypted files to run correctly on a web server subsequently is if another tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In the event that you wish to work with any kind of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your website. Also, websites that need the tool will perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers that are a part of our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. No matter which Linux shared hosting you choose, you will be able to take advantage of the tool to guarantee that any kind of script application which needs it will function flawlessly in your account. Using a convenient software instrument in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all the website hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate different settings with one button. Zend Optimizer is one of them, so even if this is your very first website hosting account ever, you will not encounter any difficulties. In the very same area you can also choose the PHP version for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, thus whenever you switch to one that you have not used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with a click. Since our platform enables you to take advantage of several PHP versions at once, more advanced users can activate the tool for an individual site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have installed Zend Optimizer on all of the servers that are a part of our innovative cloud hosting platform and considering that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can activate and use Zend for any script app which you'd like to use with just a single click. You may also pick the PHP release that will be active for your account, therefore if you switch to a new version, you just need to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as simple as that. If you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to activate Zend Optimizer only for a single website by putting a php.ini file with the needed code in the corresponding domain folder.