Lots of licensed and some free script-driven apps have protected code, which is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the not authorized use of such apps. Among the most popular encryption software instruments used for this purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is popular as it can be used to alter any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the encrypted files to run correctly on a web server after that is when a second tool called Zend Optimizer is there. If you'd like to work with any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's set up on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, websites that need the instrument can perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our in-house made cloud platform and you can use it whatever the hosting package that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the accounts and it will take you just several clicks to do that. Because we support a number of different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you have not used yet. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click software tool, so you don't need any kind of coding skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, but when you're unsure what you should do, you are able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they can activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we supply and it will take you just a few clicks to do this. When you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to go to the PHP Configuration section where you can find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, which means that you do not need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP version for your account through the very same section, you will have to enable Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this specific site, but not for the hosting account as a whole.