Numerous licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have protected code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the not authorized use of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is used widely because it can be used to change any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encoded files to work efficiently on a web server subsequently is if an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you would like to work with any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. Also, sites which require the tool will perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer can be found on our tailor-made cloud platform and you'll be able to use it whatever the shared hosting package that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the accounts and it'll take you just a few clicks to do this. Considering that we support numerous releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), you'll need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used so far. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click software tool, and you will not need any kind of programming skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer without troubles, yet in case you're unsure what you should do, you'll be able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support crew and they can activate the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We've set up Zend Optimizer on all the servers which are a part of our hi-tech cloud hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to enable and employ Zend for any kind of script app which you want to use with just a click. In addition, you can pick the PHP release that will be active for your account, so if you move to another release, you just need to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia 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 version and to activate Zend Optimizer just for a separate site by placing a php.ini file with the needed program code in the corresponding domain folder.