Lots of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encoded code, which isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the illegal use of such applications. Among the most popular encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it's popular since it can be used to modify any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the protected files to work properly on a web server afterwards is when an extra instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. When you'd like to employ any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it's installed on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, sites that need the tool tend to perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our custom-made cloud platform and you can use it whatever the website hosting package that you choose. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the accounts and it'll take you as little as a few clicks to do this. Because we support a number of different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used so far. This is really easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click software instrument, and you will not need any programming skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that needs Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, yet in case you're not sure what to do, you'll be able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they will activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can enable Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we supply and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do that. After you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to visit the PHP Configuration section where you will find various options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is among these options, which means that you do not have to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP release for your account from the same section, you will need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we've also left the possibility for more experienced users to set both 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 particular website, but not for the website hosting account in general.