Numerous licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have encrypted code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the illegal use of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption tools used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is widespread because it can be used to modify all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the encoded files to run effectively on a web server after that is when a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. In case you want to work with any paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your site. In addition, websites that need the tool generally perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
When you acquire a hosting from us, you will be able to choose the PHP release, that will be active for your account depending on what your script applications require. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for any of the releases that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you're able to take advantage of a small tool which will allow you to control the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any kind of previous knowledge considering that enabling Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the necessary code in a particular domain folder. If you need any help to activate the instrument, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We have set up Zend Optimizer on all the servers which are part of our top-notch cloud website hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you will be able to activate and employ Zend for any script application that you wish to use with just a single click. In addition, you can pick the PHP version that will be active for your account, thus if you switch 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 simple as that. In case you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to activate Zend Optimizer only for a separate site by placing a php.ini file with the required code in the corresponding domain folder.