A lot of licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have protected program code, which is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the not authorized usage of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is popular since it can be used to change any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the encoded files to work properly on a web server afterwards is if an extra tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In the event that you would like to work with any type of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, websites that require the instrument tend to perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
If you purchase a shared hosting service through our company, you have the option to choose the PHP release, that will be active for your account according to what your script apps need. You can activate Zend Optimizer with just a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel for all of the versions that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you're able to take advantage of a compact software tool which will allow you to control the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, so you will not need any previous knowledge considering that enabling Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More advanced 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 help to activate the tool, you're able to contact our technical support crew anytime.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to enable Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we offer and it takes only a few clicks to do that. When you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you need to visit the PHP Configuration section where you'll find many different options and On/Off buttons for each 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. As you can also switch the PHP version for your account through the same section, you'll have to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Furthermore, we've also left the option for more experienced users to set the PHP release and 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 particular website, but not for the website hosting account in general.