Many licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encrypted program code, which is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized usage of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption instruments used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it's used widely since it can be used to modify any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the protected files to work effectively on a web server afterwards is when another instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. If you wish to work with any kind of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it is set up on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, websites which need the tool will perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer is set up on all servers that are a part of our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. No matter which shared web hosting you choose, you'll be able to use the software instrument so that any kind of script app that needs it will function properly in your account. Using a convenient software instrument in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate various settings with a button. Zend Optimizer will be one of them, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't have any problems. In the very same area you can also select the PHP version for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, which means that whenever you switch to one that you haven't used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. Since our platform enables you to employ several PHP versions simultaneously, more advanced users can enable the tool for a specific site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Zend Optimizer is featured on all of the servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, which means that you can use it for all your script-driven applications with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. It will be available at all times even if you change the PHP version for your account as our feature-rich platform will allow you to choose between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a few clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel that is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. In addition, you can even employ a different version of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for every single domain that you host in your account. This is possible by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a few lines of program code inside it. If you do not have previous experience and you are not sure how to do this, our 24/7 tech support will assist.