Many licensed and some free script-driven apps have encoded code, which isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized usage of such apps. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it is commonly used because it can be used to modify all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the protected files to work correctly on a web server after that is when an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is there. When you'd like to use any kind of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's set up on the server where you will host your site. In addition, websites that need the instrument usually perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting
If you obtain a Linux website hosting
from our company, you can choose the PHP release, which will be active for the account based on what your script apps need. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you'll be able to take advantage of a compact tool that will allow you to handle the php.ini file for the account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, therefore you won't need any previous knowledge since enabling Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More skilled users will be able to do the same by placing a php.ini file with the needed program code in a specific domain folder. If you need any help to activate the tool, you can contact our tech support crew at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We've set up Zend Optimizer on all of the servers that are part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform and considering that all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created on it, you can enable and employ Zend for any script app that you wish to use with just a single click. You can also select the PHP version that will be active for your account, therefore if you switch to a new release, you only need to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as easy as that. In case you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to activate Zend Optimizer just for a separate site by placing a php.ini file with the required program code in the corresponding domain folder.