A lot of licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have encrypted program code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized use of such applications. Among the most popular encryption software instruments used for this particular purpose is named Zend Guard and it is used widely due to the fact that it can be used to alter all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encoded files to work correctly on a web server subsequently is when an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is available. When you'd like to work with any type of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your website. In addition, websites which need the tool generally perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our in-house made cloud platform and you will be able to use it regardless of the shared website hosting package that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the accounts and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do this. Since we support many different versions 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 activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you have not used so far. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click tool, and you won't need any computer programming skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application which requires Zend Optimizer with no troubles, but when you're not sure what to do, you can get in touch with our 24/7 technical support team and they'll activate the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we provide and it takes only a few clicks to do that. When you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you have to go to the PHP Configuration section where you will find various options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is one of these options, so you won't need to do anything more difficult than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP release for your account from the same section, you'll need to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we have also left the option for more experienced users to set the PHP release and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific site, but not for the hosting account as a whole.