Plenty of licensed and some free script-driven applications have protected code, which is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the not authorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular encryption software tools used for this particular purpose is named Zend Guard and it's very popular due to the fact that it can be used to alter all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encrypted files to work efficiently on a web server afterwards is when a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In the event that you would like to work with any kind of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your website. Also, websites which require the instrument tend to perform better due to the fact that their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our in-house made cloud platform and you can use it whatever the shared hosting plan that you select. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all accounts and it'll take you just several clicks to do this. Due to the fact that we support numerous 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 have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used yet. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click software tool, therefore you won't need any coding skills or previous expertise. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app which requires Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, still in case you're not sure what to do, you'll be 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
We have installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers that are part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can activate and use Zend for any kind of script app that you want to use with no more than a click. In addition, you can select the PHP release that will be active for your account, therefore if you switch to a new release, you just have to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as easy 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 release and to enable Zend Optimizer only for a separate website by putting a php.ini file with the needed program code inside the corresponding domain folder.