Plenty of licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have encrypted program code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the illegal usage of such apps. Among the most popular encryption software instruments used for this particular purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's very popular because it can be used to change any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the encrypted files to work the right way on a web server after that is when an extra tool called Zend Optimizer is there. When you would like to employ any kind of paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. In addition, websites which need the instrument can perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers that are part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. No matter which shared web hosting you pick, you'll be able to activate the instrument to ensure that any kind of script application which needs it will function properly within your account. By using a convenient software tool in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all the web hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate various options with a button. Zend Optimizer will be one of them, so even if this is your very first web hosting account ever, you will not encounter any issues. In the very same area you can also select the PHP version for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, therefore any time you move to one that you haven't used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. Since our platform enables you to work with multiple PHP versions simultaneously, more advanced users can activate the instrument for a particular site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can enable Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it takes only a few clicks to do this. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, therefore you do not have to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP release for your account from the same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version that you use. Furthermore, we've also left the option for more experienced users to set the PHP version and the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect just for this particular website, but not for the web hosting account as a whole.