Plenty of licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have protected program code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the illegal use of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption instruments used for this particular purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's popular as it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to run correctly on a web server afterwards is if a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. When you'd like to work with any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's set up on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, sites which need the tool can perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers which are a part of our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform. No matter which Linux cloud website hosting package you select, you will be able to use the software instrument so that any script app that requires it will function properly in your account. Using a handy tool in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the web hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate various settings with one button. Zend Optimizer will be one of these, so even if this is your very first web hosting account ever, you won't have any troubles. In the exact same section you can also select the PHP release for your account - 4 and multiple versions of 5, which means that each time you switch to one that you have not used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. Since our platform allows you to work with several PHP versions at once, more advanced users can activate the tool for a particular website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can activate Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do this. Once you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you should head to the PHP Configuration section where you will find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among 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 from the very same section, you will have to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we've also left the possibility for more knowledgeable 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 site, but not for the hosting account as a whole.