Many licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have encrypted program code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the unwanted usage of such apps. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it's used widely as it can be used to change any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the encoded files to work effectively on a web server after that is if an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In the event that you would like to use any kind of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, websites which need the tool will perform better due to the fact that their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers which are part of our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform. Regardless of which cloud hosting you get, you'll be able to activate the software instrument to ensure that any script app that requires it will work flawlessly as part of your account. Using a convenient instrument in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate a variety of settings with a button. Zend Optimizer will be one of them, so even if this happens to be your very first web hosting account ever, you will not encounter any difficulties. In the same area you can also select the PHP version for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, thus whenever you move to one that you have not used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. Since our platform enables you to work with multiple PHP versions at once, more advanced users can enable the instrument for a particular site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, which means that you're able to use it for your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. It'll be available all the time even when you switch the PHP release for your account as our feature-rich platform allows you to choose between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. Furthermore, you may even use a different release of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual site that you host in the account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code inside it. If you do not have previous experience and you are not sure how to do this, our 24/7 tech support will assist.