Plenty of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encrypted program code, which is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption software tools used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's commonly used due to the fact that it can be used to modify any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the encrypted files to run efficiently on a web server afterwards is if an extra instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In the event that you'd like to use any kind of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it's installed on the server where you will host your site. Also, sites that require the tool generally perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

When you get a web hosting from us, you're able to pick the PHP release, that will be active for the account according to what your script apps require. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area 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 small software tool which will allow you to control the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, therefore you will not need any previous experience as enabling Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More skilled users will be able to do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the needed code in a particular domain folder. If you need any help to activate the tool, you are able to contact our tech support crew at any time.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do this. After you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you should go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is among these options, therefore you don't need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. As you can also switch the PHP release for your account through the same section, you will need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we've also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific website, but not for the hosting account as a whole.