Plenty of licensed and some free script-driven applications have encoded code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized usage of such apps. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it is widely used because it can be used to change any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encrypted files to work the right way on a web server subsequently is if an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is present. In case you wish to employ any type of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, sites that need the tool tend to perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on our custom cloud platform and you will be able to use it regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you select. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the accounts and it'll take you as little as a few clicks to do this. Considering that we support many 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'll have to enable Zend Optimizer every time you change the version to one you have not used so far. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click software instrument, and you do not need any kind of computer programming skills or previous practical experience. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, still when you are not sure how to proceed, you are able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support team and they can enable the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We offer Zend Optimizer with all of our semi-dedicated servers. It is available on our avant-garde cloud platform, therefore if any script-driven app which you'd like to use requires it to function, you just need to enable it with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel. You'll find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you can also switch the PHP version that your website hosting account uses. For each new version which you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you are all set. Hepsia will remember your selection for previously used releases of PHP, which means that you will not have to do that every time. In case you have more experience, you'll be able to benefit from the versatility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file in order to set a different PHP release and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a particular domain without altering the overall settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.