A lot of licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have encoded code, which isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the illegal usage of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this particular purpose is named Zend Guard and it is widely used because it can be used to alter any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encrypted files to run properly on a web server afterwards is if an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In the event that you want to employ any type of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is set up on the server where you will host your site. In addition, sites that require the tool usually perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our custom cloud platform and you are able to use it regardless of the website hosting package that you select. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all accounts and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do this. Since we support many 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 will have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used yet. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can enable and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click instrument, so you won't need any computer programming skills or previous experience. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer with no troubles, still in case you are not sure how to proceed, you'll be able to contact our 24/7 tech support crew and they will enable the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we offer and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do this. When you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find many different options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, therefore you do not have to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP version for your account from the same section, you will have to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we have also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this particular website, but not for the website hosting account in general.