A lot of licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have encrypted code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the illegal usage of such apps. One of the most popular encryption software instruments used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is widespread since it can be used to change all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encoded files to run properly on a web server after that is if an extra tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you would like to work with any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it is set up on the server where you will host your site. Also, sites that require the tool will perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting
If you obtain a website hosting plan through our company, you're able to pick the PHP release, that will be active for the account depending on what your script apps require. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced area of your 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 are able to take advantage of a small 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, therefore you won't need any previous knowledge as enabling Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More experienced users will be able to do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the required code in a particular domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the tool, you can contact our tech support crew anytime.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We offer Zend Optimizer with all of our semi-dedicated plans. It's present on our cutting-edge cloud platform, so if any script-driven application that you need to use requires it to work, you just have to enable it with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel. You will find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you may also change the PHP version that your hosting account uses. For each new version that you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you will be all set. Hepsia remembers your choice for previously used versions of PHP, so you will not need to do that each and every time. If you have more experience, you're able to take full advantage of the versatility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file in order to set a different PHP release and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a specific website without altering the settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.