Lots of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encoded code, which isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized use of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is widely used since it can be used to modify any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the protected files to run effectively on a web server afterwards is when an extra tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you want to work with any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's installed on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, sites which need the instrument will perform better due to the fact that their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
If you obtain a web hosting from us, you'll be able to pick the PHP release, which will be active for the account based on what your script applications require. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you will be able to use a small tool which will allow you to control the php.ini file for the account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, which means that you won't need any previous experience as activating Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More experienced users can do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the required code in a specific domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the tool, you'll be able to contact our tech support team anytime.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We offer Zend Optimizer with all our semi-dedicated servers. It is present on our revolutionary cloud platform, therefore if any script-driven application that you would like to use requires it to function, you just have to activate it with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration area where you may also change the PHP release which your website hosting account uses. For each and every new release 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 releases of PHP, which means that you won't have to do this each time. In case you have more experience, you are able to benefit from the versatility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file to set another PHP version and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a specific domain name without altering the overall settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.