A lot of licensed and some free script-driven apps have protected program code, which is not human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unwanted usage of such apps. Among the most popular encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is commonly used since 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 run the right way on a web server after that is when another tool called Zend Optimizer is available. If you would like to use any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your website. Also, sites which require the tool usually perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our in-house built cloud platform and you're able to use it regardless of the shared website hosting package that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the accounts and it'll take you only several clicks to do this. Since we support many different versions 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 every time you switch the version to one you have not used so far. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click application, and you won't need any computer programming skills or previous experience. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer with no troubles, still if you're not sure what you should do, you will 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 part of our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you'll be able to activate and employ Zend for any kind of script app which you'd like to use with no more than a click. In addition, you can pick the PHP version which will be active for your account, therefore if you move to a new release, 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. In case you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to activate Zend Optimizer only for a single site by putting a php.ini file with the required program code in the corresponding domain folder.