Numerous licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have encoded program code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the illegal use of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption tools used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it's widespread as it can be used to alter any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the encrypted files to run the right way on a web server after that is when another instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. If you want to use any kind of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, sites which need the tool tend to perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on our tailor-made cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the web hosting plan that you select. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all accounts and it will take you only several clicks to do this. Considering that we support a number of different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to activate Zend Optimizer every time you change the version to one you haven't used so far. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click software tool, and you will not need any kind of programming skills or previous experience. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, yet in case you're not sure what you should do, you can get in touch with our 24/7 tech support team and they'll activate the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We have installed Zend Optimizer on all servers that are part of our hi-tech cloud hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to activate and use Zend for any script application that you'd like to use with no more than a click. You can also choose the PHP release which will be active for your account, therefore if you move to a new version, you just need to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as easy as that. In case you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to activate Zend Optimizer just for a separate website by putting a php.ini file with the required code inside the corresponding domain folder.