Many licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have protected code, which is not human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the not authorized usage of such apps. One of the most popular encryption software instruments used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it is popular since it can be used to change any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to work efficiently on a web server afterwards is if one more tool called Zend Optimizer is present. When you'd like to use any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your website. Also, sites which need the instrument generally perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our custom-made cloud platform and you will be able to use it whatever the cloud hosting package that you select. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the accounts and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do that. Since 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 have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used yet. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software tool, so you do not need any computer programming skills or previous expertise. Our website hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application that needs Zend Optimizer without difficulties, but if you are unsure what you should do, you're able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they'll enable the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We've installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers which are part of our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to activate and employ Zend for any script application which you would like to use with no more than a single click. You may also choose the PHP release that will be active for your account, thus if you move to a different version, you only need to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as simple as that. If you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to activate Zend Optimizer just for a single site by putting a php.ini file with the needed code in the corresponding domain folder.