Numerous licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have protected code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the unwanted usage of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption instruments used for this particular purpose is named Zend Guard and it is commonly used because it can be used to modify any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the encoded files to work correctly on a web server subsequently is when an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you wish to work with any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your website. Also, sites which need the instrument tend to perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
When you purchase a Linux cloud package through our company, you have the option to select the PHP release, which will be active for your account depending on what your script apps need. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you will be able to employ a small tool that will allow you to handle the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any previous knowledge because activating Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More advanced users can do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the needed code in a particular domain folder. In case 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 Hosting
We've installed Zend Optimizer on all servers that are part of our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you'll be able to enable and use Zend for any script app which you'd like to use with no more than a single click. You can also choose the PHP release that will be active for your account, thus if you switch to some other release, you only need to go to the Advanced section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as simple as that. If you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More tech-savvy users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to activate Zend Optimizer just for a separate site by putting a php.ini file with the needed program code inside the corresponding domain folder.