Lots of licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have protected code, which is not human readable. The concept behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized use of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it's widespread due to the fact that it can be used to modify all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the encoded files to run effectively on a web server after that is if a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. If you'd like to work with any type of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is installed on the server where you will host your site. In addition, websites that need the instrument tend to perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
When you purchase a hosting plan from us, you have the option to pick the PHP version, that will be active for the account according to what your script apps require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this section, you're able to use a small software tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, which means that you will not need any previous experience since activating Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More skilled users can do the same by adding a php.ini file with the required program code in a particular domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the tool, you're able to contact our tech support team at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We provide Zend Optimizer with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans. It's installed on our avant-garde cloud platform, therefore if any script-driven application that you'd like to use requires it to function, you just have to activate it with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. You shall find Zend in the PHP Configuration section where you may also switch the PHP release that your web hosting account uses. For every new version that you set, just click on the On button for Zend Optimizer and you'll be all set. Hepsia will remember your selection for previously used versions of PHP, which means that you won't need to do this every time. If you have more experience, you can benefit from 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 particular domain name without altering the overall settings for the whole semi-dedicated server account.