Plenty of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encrypted code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the not authorized usage of such apps. One of the most popular encryption software tools used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it is very popular due to the fact that it can be used to change any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encoded files to run the right way on a web server after that is when an extra instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. When you wish to use any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, sites that require the tool can perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
When you acquire a cloud plan from us, you'll be able to choose the PHP release, which will be active for the account depending on what your script apps need. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you'll be able to take advantage of a small tool that will allow you to manage the php.ini file for the account and enable or disable PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any previous experience because activating Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users can do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the needed code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the instrument, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We have installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers that are a part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to enable and take advantage of Zend for any script app that you want to use with no more than a single click. You may also choose the PHP version that will be active for your account, thus if you switch to another release, you just need to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as simple 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 version and to enable Zend Optimizer just for a single site by putting a php.ini file with the needed code inside the corresponding domain folder.