Lots of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encrypted program code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the unwanted usage of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption tools used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is commonly used due to the fact that it can be used to modify any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the protected files to work effectively on a web server after that is if another instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. In the event that you want to use any paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your site. In addition, sites that require the instrument will perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on our custom-built cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the web hosting plan that you choose. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all accounts and it'll take you only a few clicks to do this. Since we support a number of different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used so far. This is really easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click application, and you will not need any coding skills or previous experience. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, but when you are unsure what to do, you're able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support crew and they'll enable the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we provide and it'll take you just a couple of clicks to do that. When you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to head to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find many different options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is one of these options, so you will not need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP version for your account from the same section, you'll need to enable Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we've also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP release 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 website, but not for the web hosting account in general.