Plenty of licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have protected program code, which isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unauthorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's widely used because it can be used to change any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the protected files to run the right way on a web server afterwards is if an extra instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. In the event that you wish to use any type of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, sites that need the tool generally perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
Zend Optimizer is set up on all servers that are a part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. No matter which Linux cloud hosting you select, you will be able to activate the tool to guarantee that any kind of script application which needs it will function properly as part of your account. Using a convenient instrument from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all the hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate many different options with a single button. Zend Optimizer will be one of these, so even if this is your very first hosting account ever, you won't experience any issues. In the same section you can also pick the PHP version for your account - 4 and multiple versions of 5, and each time you move to one that you have not used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. Because our platform allows you to employ several PHP versions simultaneously, more advanced users can activate the instrument for an individual website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We offer Zend Optimizer with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. It's present on our avant-garde cloud platform, so if any script-driven app that you need to use requires it to function, you just need to activate it with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you may also switch the PHP version that your hosting account uses. For any new version which you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you are all set. Hepsia will remember your selection for previously used versions of PHP, so you won't have to do this every time. In the event that you have more experience, you'll be able to benefit from the versatility of our cloud platform and employ a php.ini file to set another PHP version and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a particular website without altering the overall settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.