Plenty of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have protected code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the illegal use of such apps. One of the most popular encryption instruments used for this particular purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is very popular due to the fact that it can be used to alter any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the protected files to work effectively on a web server after that is if a second tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In the event that you want to work with any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's set up on the server where you will host your site. Also, websites which require the tool will perform better due to the fact that their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Web Hosting
Zend Optimizer can be found on our in-house built cloud platform and you're able to use it whatever the shared web hosting plan that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all of the accounts and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do that. Because we support numerous releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used yet. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click software tool, therefore you will not need any computer programming skills or previous expertise. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, yet when you are unsure what you should do, you are able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they can activate the tool for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Zend Optimizer is featured on all the servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, therefore you're able to use it for all of your script-driven apps with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. It will be available all the time even if you change the PHP version for your account since our feature-rich platform will allow you to select from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. 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 which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. What's more, you can even employ a different release of PHP and enable or disable Zend for each individual domain that you host in the account. This is possible by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code inside it. If you don't have previous experience and you are not sure how to do this, our 24/7 tech assistance will assist.