Lots of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encrypted program code, that is not human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized usage of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's widely used as it can be used to change any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to run efficiently on a web server afterwards is when a second tool called Zend Optimizer is there. If you wish to work with any kind of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your website. Furthermore, websites which need the tool can perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers that are part of our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. No matter which shared hosting you get, you will be able to activate the software tool to ensure that any script app which needs it will work properly within your account. Using a handy software instrument in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate a variety of settings with a single button. Zend Optimizer will be one of these, so even if this is your very first hosting account ever, you won't have any problems. In the same section you can also pick the PHP version for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, thus each time you switch to one that you have not used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. Since our platform allows you to work with several PHP versions at once, more experienced users can activate the tool for a particular site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We've installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers that are part of our hi-tech 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 employ Zend for any kind of script application that you'd like to use with no more than a single click. You can also pick the PHP release which will be active for your account, therefore if you move to another version, you only have to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is 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 release and to enable Zend Optimizer just for a separate site by placing a php.ini file with the needed program code inside the corresponding domain folder.