A lot of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encoded program code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the illegal usage of such apps. One of the most popular encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it is used widely because it can be used to modify any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to run properly on a web server afterwards is when a second tool called Zend Optimizer is present. In the event that you would like to employ any kind of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your site. Also, websites that need the instrument generally perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers which are a part of our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. Regardless of which Linux cloud package you obtain, you can take advantage of the software tool so that any script application that needs it will function flawlessly as part of your account. By using a convenient software instrument from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the web hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate various settings with one button. Zend Optimizer is one of these, so even if this happens to be your very first web hosting account ever, you will not experience any troubles. In the same area you can also choose the PHP version for your account - 4 and multiple versions of 5, therefore whenever you switch to one that you haven't used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with a click. As our platform enables you to use several PHP versions at once, more experienced 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 Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on all of the servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for all your script-driven apps with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. It'll be available all of the time even if you change the PHP release for your account as our feature-rich platform allows you to choose from 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. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a few clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you can even use a different release of PHP and enable or disable Zend for each individual site that you host in your account. This is possible by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a couple of lines of program code inside it. In case you do not have previous experience and you are not sure how to do this, our 24/7 support will assist.