A lot of licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have encoded program code, which isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the not authorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it is popular as it can be used to modify any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the encrypted files to work properly on a web server after that is if a second tool called Zend Optimizer is available. If you want to use any type of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it is installed on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, sites which need the instrument tend to perform better due to the fact that their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
Zend Optimizer is set up on all servers that are a part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. Regardless of which cloud hosting you select, you can take advantage of the tool to ensure that any script app which requires it will function flawlessly as part of your account. By using a convenient tool in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all the hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate different functions with just a single button. Zend Optimizer will be one of them, so even if this is your very first hosting account ever, you will not encounter any problems. In the very same section you can also pick the PHP release for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, therefore whenever you move to one that you have not used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a click. As our platform enables you to work with a couple of PHP versions simultaneously, more experienced users can activate the instrument for a specific website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, which means that you can use it for your script-driven applications with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. It will be available all the time even if you switch the PHP version for your account since our feature-rich platform allows you to choose from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing the 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 take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. What's more, you can also employ a different version of PHP and enable or disable Zend for every single website that you host in the account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a few lines of code inside it. If you don't have previous experience and you are not sure how to do that, our 24/7 support can assist you.