Lots of licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have encrypted code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the not authorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's commonly used since it can be used to change any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to work efficiently on a web server after that is when an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. In case you wish to use any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it is installed on the server where you will host your website. In addition, websites that need the tool generally perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on our in-house built cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the cloud web hosting package that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all of the accounts and it will take you as little as a couple of clicks to do this. Given that 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 will need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used yet. This is really easy though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click tool, and you do not need any coding skills or previous practical experience. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application which needs Zend Optimizer with no troubles, but in case you are not sure what you should do, you will be able to contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they will activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We provide Zend Optimizer with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. It is available on our revolutionary cloud platform, so if any script-driven app which you need to use requires it to work, you just need to enable it with a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration area where you can also change the PHP release which your hosting account uses. For every new version that you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you are all set. Hepsia remembers your choice for previously used versions of PHP, so you will not need to do this each and every time. In case you have more experience, you'll be able to take advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file in order to set another PHP release and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a particular domain without altering the overall settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.