A lot of licensed and some free script-driven applications have encrypted code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the illegal usage of such applications. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this particular purpose is named Zend Guard and it is widely used as it can be used to change all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encrypted files to run correctly on a web server afterwards is when another instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In the event that you wish to employ any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, sites which require the tool generally perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
When you buy a web hosting from us, you are able to select the PHP release, which will be active for your account according to what your script applications need. You can activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia web 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 section, you can 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 won't need any kind of previous experience because activating Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More skilled users will be able to do the same by adding a php.ini file with the needed code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the tool, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to enable Zend Optimizer with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. Once you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you should head to the PHP Configuration section where you can find various options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, which means that you don't need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. Since you can also switch the PHP release for your account from the same section, you will have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. In addition, we've also left the possibility for more experienced users to set the PHP release as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a particular domain folder. The file will have effect only for this particular site, but not for the hosting account as a whole.