A lot of licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have encoded code, which isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized use of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption software tools used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it's popular because it can be used to modify all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encrypted files to run correctly on a web server after that is if a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. When you wish to employ any kind of paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, sites that need the tool usually perform better due to the fact that their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
When you purchase a Linux hosting from our company, you'll be able to choose the PHP version, which will be active for your account based on what your script applications need. You can activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you can take advantage of a compact tool which will allow you to control 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 since activating Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same by adding a php.ini file with the necessary program code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the tool, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We've set up Zend Optimizer on all the servers that are part of our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can enable and use Zend for any script app that you'd like to use with no more than a single click. You may also pick the PHP release that will be active for your account, thus if you move to some other version, you only have to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia web 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 experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to activate Zend Optimizer only for a separate website by putting a php.ini file with the required program code inside the corresponding domain folder.