Numerous licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have encrypted program code, which is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the unauthorized usage of such apps. Among the most popular encryption software instruments used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's commonly used as 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 run the right way on a web server subsequently is if an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is available. If you would like to use any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your website. In addition, sites that need the tool generally perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our in-house made cloud platform and you'll be able to use it whatever the cloud website hosting package that you select. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all accounts and it will take you only a few clicks to do that. Considering that we support a number of 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 need to enable Zend Optimizer every 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 enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click instrument, so you won't need any kind of programming skills or previous practical experience. Our website hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app that needs Zend Optimizer with no troubles, but if you're unsure what you should do, you'll be able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support crew and they can enable the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We have set up Zend Optimizer on all servers which are a part of our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can enable and take advantage of Zend for any kind of script application which you'd like to use with just a click. In addition, you can pick the PHP release that will be active for your account, thus if you move to some other release, you only need to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it is as simple as that. In case you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to enable Zend Optimizer just for a single site by putting a php.ini file with the needed code in the corresponding domain folder.