Numerous licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encrypted code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized usage of such applications. One of the most popular encryption software tools used for this purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is widespread because it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the encoded files to run properly on a web server after that is when an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you would like to employ any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. In addition, sites which require the instrument generally perform better due to the fact that their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers which are a part of our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. Regardless of which cloud hosting you get, you can take advantage of the instrument to ensure that any script app which needs it will function flawlessly in your account. By using a convenient software instrument from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all of the website hosting accounts, you'll be able to activate and deactivate various functions with a button. Zend Optimizer is one of these, so even if this happens to be your very first hosting account ever, you will not have any problems. In the same section you can also select the PHP version for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, so whenever you change to one that you haven't used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with a single click. Since our platform allows you to employ several PHP releases at the same time, more experienced users can enable the tool for a particular site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer and it'll take you just a couple of clicks to do this. After you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you need to go to the PHP Configuration section where you can find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, so you will not have to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP version for your account through the same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we've also left the possibility for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP release as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific site, but not for the hosting account in general.