Lots of licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have protected program code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized use of such apps. One of the most popular encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is popular because it can be used to change all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the encoded files to run effectively on a web server subsequently is when a second tool called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you want to employ any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your site. In addition, websites that require the instrument will perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on our custom-made cloud platform and you're able to use it regardless of the shared hosting plan that you choose. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the accounts and it'll take you just a few clicks to do this. Since we support many different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used yet. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click tool, therefore you don't need any kind of computer programming skills or previous expertise. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer without troubles, but if you are unsure what to do, you will be able to contact our 24/7 technical support team and they'll activate the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we supply and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do this. After you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should head to the PHP Configuration section where you can find many different options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is among these options, so you do not have to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Because you can also change the PHP version for your account from the very same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we have also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP version 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 just for this particular site, but not for the website hosting account in general.