Plenty of licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have encoded program code, which isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unwanted use of such apps. One of the most popular encryption tools used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it's popular since it can be used to modify all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the protected files to work effectively on a web server afterwards is when a second tool called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you want to use any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, websites which need the tool tend to perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting
When you get a shared web hosting plan
through our company, you will be able to choose the PHP release, that will be active for your account depending on what your script applications require. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for any of the releases that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this area, you're able to use a compact software tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for the account and enable or disable PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any previous experience as enabling Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More experienced users will be able to do the same by adding a php.ini file with the necessary program code in a specific domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the tool, you're able to contact our tech support crew at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We offer Zend Optimizer with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans
. It is installed on our avant-garde cloud platform, therefore if any script-driven app that you need to use requires it to work, you just have to enable it with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel. You will find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you can also change the PHP release that your hosting account uses. For any new version which you set, simply click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you will be all set. Hepsia will remember your selection for previously used versions of PHP, therefore you won't have to do this each time. In case you have more experience, you are able to benefit from the versatility of our cloud platform and employ a php.ini file in order to set a different PHP version and activate/deactivate Zend Optimizer for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.