Lots of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encrypted code, that isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the unauthorized use of such apps. Among the most popular encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is used widely as it can be used to alter any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encoded files to work properly on a web server afterwards is if an extra instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. If you wish to work with any paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. Also, websites which need the instrument generally perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on our custom-built cloud platform and you can use it whatever the cloud website hosting package that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all accounts and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do this. Considering that we support several different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), you will need to enable Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you have not used so far. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click software instrument, so you don't need any kind of coding skills or previous experience. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, yet in case you're not sure how to proceed, you'll be able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they will enable the instrument for you.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We offer Zend Optimizer with all of our semi-dedicated service. It's available on our avant-garde cloud platform, which means that if any script-driven app which you want to use requires it to work, you just have to activate it with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel. You'll find Zend in the PHP Configuration area where you may also change the PHP release which your hosting account uses. For every new release that you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you are all set. Hepsia will remember your selection for previously used versions of PHP, therefore you won't have to do that each time. In case you have more experience, you'll be able to benefit from the flexibility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file to set another PHP version and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a particular website without the need of altering the settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.