Lots of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encoded program code, which isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized use of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption tools used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is widespread due to the fact that it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encoded files to work the right way on a web server afterwards is if an extra instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. When you wish to work with any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your website. Also, sites which need the tool generally perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
When you acquire a Linux shared package
from us, you will be able to choose the PHP release, which will be active for your account based on what your script apps need. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this area, you are able to employ a small tool which will allow you to control the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, so you won't need any previous knowledge considering that enabling Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More experienced users will be able to do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the necessary program code in a particular domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the instrument, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is featured on all of the servers that comprise our cluster website hosting platform, therefore you're able to use it for all of your script-driven applications with any of our semi-dedicated server
plans. It will be available all of the time even when you switch the PHP version for your account as our feature-rich platform allows you to choose from 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. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you can even employ a different release of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual site that you host from your account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code inside it. In case you do not have previous experience and you are not sure how to do that, our 24/7 tech assistance can help you.