Plenty of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encrypted program code, which isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the not authorized use of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it is popular because it can be used to modify any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to work the right way on a web server afterwards is if another tool called Zend Optimizer is available. If you'd like to use any type of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it's set up on the server where you will host your website. Also, sites that need the tool tend to perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our custom-made cloud platform and you will be able to use it whatever the website hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the accounts and it'll take you as little as a few clicks to do that. Considering 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'll need to enable Zend Optimizer every time you switch the version to one you have not used so far. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software tool, so you don't need any programming skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, still in case you are unsure what you should do, you're able to contact our 24/7 tech support team and they can activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We offer Zend Optimizer with all our semi-dedicated servers. It's installed on our avant-garde cloud platform, therefore if any script-driven app that you'd like to use requires it to work, you just need to enable it with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. You will find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you may also switch the PHP release which your web hosting account uses. For any new release that you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you'll be all set. Hepsia will remember your choice for previously used versions of PHP, therefore you will not have to do this every time. In case you have more experience, you can benefit from the flexibility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file in order to set a different PHP version and enable/disable Zend Optimizer for a particular domain name without the need of altering the overall settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.