Plenty of licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have encoded program code, that isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the illegal use of such apps. One of the most popular encryption instruments used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it is widely used as it can be used to alter any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the protected files to run correctly on a web server afterwards is when an extra instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you want to employ any kind of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your site. In addition, websites which need the instrument usually perform better due to the fact that their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer comes with all servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Regardless of which web hosting plan you acquire, you will be able to take advantage of the tool to guarantee that any kind of script application which needs it will work perfectly within your account. By using a convenient software tool in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the website hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate many different functions with a single button. Zend Optimizer is one of them, so even if this happens to be your first website hosting account ever, you will not encounter any problems. In the very same section you can also choose the PHP release for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, thus each time you move to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a single click. As our platform enables you to work with multiple PHP versions at the same time, more experienced users can enable the tool for a particular website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we offer and it will take you just a few clicks to do this. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to head to the PHP Configuration section where you can find many different options and On/Off buttons for all of them. Zend is one of these options, therefore you won't need to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. As you can also change the PHP version for your account from the very same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we've also left the option 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 specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this particular website, but not for the hosting account as a whole.