Many licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have encrypted program code, which is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the not authorized use of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is widely used because it can be used to modify any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the encoded files to work correctly on a web server subsequently is if another tool called Zend Optimizer is present. In the event that you would like to employ any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your site. In addition, websites that need the tool will perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our tailor-made cloud platform and you're able to use it whatever the website hosting plan that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all of the accounts and it will take you as little as a few clicks to do that. Given that we support many 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 very simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click application, and you won't need any programming skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer without difficulties, yet in case you are unsure how to proceed, you can get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they will activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We offer Zend Optimizer with all of our Linux semi-dedicated services. It is available on our avant-garde cloud platform, which means that if any script-driven application that you would like to use requires it to work, you just have to enable it with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you can also change the PHP release which your web hosting account uses. For any new version that you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you'll be all set. Hepsia remembers your selection for previously used versions of PHP, so you won't need to do this each and every time. In the event that you have more experience, you are able to take full advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and employ a php.ini file to set a different PHP version and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a particular website without the need of altering the settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.