Numerous licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have protected program code, which is not human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized use of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this particular purpose is named Zend Guard and it is very popular as it can be used to modify all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to work properly on a web server afterwards is if an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. When you want to work with any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's set up on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, websites which require the tool can perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our in-house made cloud platform and you're able to use it regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you select. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all of the accounts and it will take you as little as a few clicks to do this. Due to the fact that we support several different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), you will have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change 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 software instrument, so you don't need any coding skills or previous practical experience. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application which needs Zend Optimizer without any troubles, but if you are not sure what you should do, you are able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they'll activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it takes only a couple of clicks to do this. After you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you should go to the PHP Configuration section where you will find various options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, which means that you will not need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. As you can also switch the PHP version for your account through the same section, you'll have to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we have also left the option for more experienced users to set both the PHP release as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting 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 in general.