Lots of licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have encoded code, which isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the unwanted use of such apps. Among the most popular encryption software instruments used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it's widespread due to the fact that it can be used to alter any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the protected files to work efficiently on a web server afterwards is if one more instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. In the event that you wish to work with any type of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your website. In addition, sites that need the instrument tend to perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to select the PHP release, that will be active for the account according to what your script applications require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you will be able to use a small tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, so you won't need any previous experience because enabling Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More skilled users can do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the needed program code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the tool, you are able to contact our technical support team anytime.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We have installed Zend Optimizer on all servers which are part of our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform and considering that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you'll be able to enable and take advantage of Zend for any script app that you want to use with just a single click. You may also choose the PHP release which will be active for your account, thus 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 easy as that. In case you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to enable Zend Optimizer only for a separate site by putting a php.ini file with the required code in the corresponding domain folder.