Plenty of licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have encoded code, which is not human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering and the unwanted usage of such applications. Among the most popular encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's popular due to the fact that it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the protected files to work the right way on a web server afterwards is when a second tool called Zend Optimizer is present. If you want to work with any type of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is installed on the server where you will host your website. Also, websites which require the tool tend to perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting
All cloud website hosting accounts which we offer are created on our state-of-the-art cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers which are part of the clusters. Because of this, you can install and execute script-driven applications that need Zend whatever the plan that you select upon registration. The intuitive Hepsia Control Panel which is featured with the accounts will make the control over your web presence a piece of cake and enabling Zend Optimizer is not an exception because it'll take only a single click to do it. Of course, more experienced users can also put a php.ini file in a specific domain folder and take advantage of Zend just for a particular domain. Since you can switch between a number of different PHP releases, you can enable Zend Optimizer for them in the very same way and manage both new and older apps within the same account.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all the servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, therefore you can use it for all your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. It is available all of the time even when you switch the PHP release for your account because our feature-rich platform allows you to select from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes just a few clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you may even use a different release of PHP and enable or disable Zend for every single site that you host in your account. This is possible by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code in it. In case you do not have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do that, our 24/7 tech support can help you.