Many licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have protected code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the illegal use of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption tools used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it is widely used because it can be used to change any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to work correctly on a web server subsequently is if one more tool called Zend Optimizer is there. When you want to work with any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. In addition, websites that need the instrument will perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting
When you purchase a shared web hosting service through our company, you are able to pick the PHP version, that will be active for the account depending on what your script applications require. You will be able to activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia 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 can employ a small tool which will allow you to manage the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, so you won't need any previous knowledge because activating Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More experienced users can do the same by placing a php.ini file with the needed code in a particular domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the instrument, you are able to contact our technical support team at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes just a few clicks to do this. After you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you should visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for them. Zend is among these options, therefore you don't need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP version for your account from the very same section, you will have to enable Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we've also left the option for more knowledgeable users to set both the PHP release as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by putting a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this specific website, but not for the website hosting account as a whole.