Lots of licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have protected code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the not authorized use of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it is popular because it can be used to alter any type 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 if another instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. If you'd like to use any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's set up on the server where you will host your website. In addition, sites which require the instrument tend to perform better due to the fact that their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer comes with all servers which are a part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. No matter which shared website hosting plan you get, you'll be able to use the instrument so that any script application which requires it will operate properly in your account. Using a convenient software instrument from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the hosting accounts, you'll be able to activate and deactivate different functions with just a single button. Zend Optimizer is one of them, so even if this happens to be your first website hosting account ever, you will not experience any troubles. In the same area you can also choose the PHP release for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, and each time you move to one that you have not used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a click. Since our platform enables you to take advantage of several PHP versions at once, more advanced users can activate the instrument for an individual site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can activate Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it takes just a couple of clicks to do this. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to head to the PHP Configuration section where you will find many different options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is one of these options, therefore you do not have 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 need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we've also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set both 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 only for this particular website, but not for the web hosting account in general.