A lot of licensed and some free script-driven apps have protected code, that is not human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the illegal use of such apps. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is widely used because it can be used to modify any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the encoded files to work correctly on a web server afterwards is if an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is there. If you would like to work with any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is set up on the server where you will host your website. In addition, websites that need the instrument usually perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our custom cloud platform and you're able to use it whatever the shared hosting package that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all accounts and it'll take you only several clicks to do this. Because we support many different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used yet. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click instrument, so you don't need any coding skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer with no troubles, still in case you are unsure what you should do, you're able to contact our 24/7 tech support crew and they will enable the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We offer Zend Optimizer with all our semi-dedicated servers. It is present on our revolutionary cloud platform, therefore if any script-driven app which you'd like to use requires it to work, you just have to activate it with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you may also switch the PHP version which your website hosting account uses. For each and every new version that you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you will be all set. Hepsia remembers your selection for previously used versions of PHP, which means that you won't have to do this each and every time. If you have more experience, you'll be able to take advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file to set a different PHP version and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a specific site without altering the overall settings for the entire semi-dedicated server account.