Many licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have encrypted program code, which is not human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the illegal use of such applications. One of the most popular encryption software tools used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it's widespread due to the fact that it can be used to change any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the encoded files to run properly on a web server afterwards is if another tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In the event that you'd like to work with any paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it is set up on the server where you will host your website. Also, sites that require the instrument generally perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our tailor-made cloud platform and you'll be able to use it regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you select. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the accounts and it will take you only several clicks to do this. Since we support a number of different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used so far. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click tool, so you don't need any kind of computer programming skills or previous practical experience. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, yet if you're unsure what you should do, you will be able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they'll activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we offer and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. After you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to head to the PHP Configuration section where you will find various options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is among these options, which means that you do not have to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP release for your account from the same section, you will have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we've also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect just for this particular site, but not for the website hosting account as a whole.