Numerous licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encoded code, which isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the unwanted usage of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption software tools used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it is very popular as it can be used to modify any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the protected files to run effectively on a web server after that is when another instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. In case you want to use any type of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your website. In addition, sites that need the instrument generally perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our tailor-made cloud platform and you are able to use it regardless of the website hosting package that you choose. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all of the accounts and it will take you as little as a few clicks to do this. Because we support many different 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 activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used so far. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click instrument, therefore you don't need any kind of coding skills or previous expertise. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, yet when you're not sure what to do, you will be able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they'll activate the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to activate Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it'll take you just a few clicks to do that. After you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to head to the PHP Configuration section where you can find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is one of these options, which means that you don't need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP release for your account through the very same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Of course, we've also left the possibility for more experienced users to set both the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific website, but not for the web hosting account in general.