Plenty of licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have encoded code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized usage of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software tools used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it's widely used as it can be used to alter any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encrypted files to run properly on a web server after that is if a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. In case you'd like to employ any kind of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. Also, sites that require the tool can perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
All the web hosting accounts which we provide are created on our advanced cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is set up on all the servers that are a part of the clusters. For that reason, you'll be able to install and execute script-driven apps which need Zend irrespective of the package that you select upon registration. The intuitive Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the accounts will make the control over your web presence very easy and activating Zend Optimizer is not an exception as it'll take just a single click to do this. In addition, more experienced users can also insert a php.ini file in a particular domain folder and take advantage of Zend only for a specific domain. As you can switch between a number of different PHP versions, you will be able to enable Zend Optimizer for any of them in exactly the same way and run both new and older applications in the same account.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We provide Zend Optimizer with all our semi-dedicated servers. It is available on our avant-garde cloud platform, therefore if any script-driven application that you would like to use requires it to work, you just need to activate it with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. You will find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you may also change the PHP version that your hosting account uses. For each and every new release that you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you will be all set. Hepsia will remember your choice for previously used releases of PHP, therefore you will not need to do that each and every time. In the event that you have more experience, you can take full advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file to set another PHP release and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a specific site without altering the settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.