Plenty of licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have encoded program code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the illegal use of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption tools used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it's widespread as it can be used to change any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encrypted files to work properly on a web server afterwards is when another instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. If you wish to work with any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, sites that require the instrument will perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
When you acquire a shared service through us, you have the option to choose the PHP version, which will be active for the account based on what your script apps need. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this area, you're able to use a compact software tool which will allow you to manage the php.ini file for the account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, therefore you will not need any previous experience because enabling Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More advanced users can do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the necessary code in a specific domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the instrument, you'll be able to contact our tech support team at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Zend Optimizer is available on all servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, so you are able to use it for all of your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server packages. It'll be available all the time even if you switch the PHP release for your account as our feature-rich platform allows you to choose between 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. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. In addition, you may even employ a different version of PHP and enable or disable Zend for every single website that you host from your account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code in it. If you don't have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do this, our 24/7 technical assistance can help you.