Plenty of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encrypted program code, which is not human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the unauthorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it's very popular due to the fact that it can be used to change all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the protected files to work correctly on a web server after that is when an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. In the event that you would like to use any kind of paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's set up on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, sites which require the instrument usually perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer can be found on our custom-made cloud platform and you can use it regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the accounts and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do this. Considering that we support several different versions of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you will have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used so far. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click application, so you won't need any computer programming skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app which requires Zend Optimizer without any troubles, yet when you are not sure what you should do, you are able to contact our 24/7 technical support crew and they will activate the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We provide Zend Optimizer with all our Linux semi-dedicated servers. It is present on our innovative cloud platform, so if any script-driven app which you'd like to use requires it to function, you just have to activate it with a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you may also switch the PHP release which your hosting account uses. For each new version that you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you are all set. Hepsia will remember your selection for previously used releases of PHP, therefore you will not have to do that each time. In the event that you have more experience, you can take advantage of the flexibility of our cloud platform and use a php.ini file to set a different PHP release and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a specific domain name without altering the overall settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.