A lot of licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have protected program code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the illegal usage of such applications. Among the most popular encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it's popular since it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the protected files to work effectively on a web server after that is when an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is present. In case you'd like to use any type of paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's set up on the server where you will host your website. Also, sites that need the instrument will perform better due to the fact that their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting

All website hosting accounts that we offer are set up on our leading-edge cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers that are part of the clusters. For that reason, you are able to install and run script-driven applications that need Zend irrespective of the package that you choose upon registration. The intuitive Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the accounts will make the control over your web presence very simple and activating Zend Optimizer is not an exception as it will take only a single click to do it. In addition, more experienced users can also insert a php.ini file in a given domain folder and use Zend only for a particular domain name. Since you can switch between numerous PHP releases, you can activate Zend Optimizer for any of them in exactly the same way and run both new and older applications from the same account.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers

We've set up Zend Optimizer on all servers that are part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can activate and take advantage of Zend for any script application which you need to use with no more than a click. You can also choose the PHP release which will be active for your account, thus if you move to a different release, you just have to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as simple as that. If you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to activate Zend Optimizer just for a single site by placing a php.ini file with the needed code in the corresponding domain folder.