Plenty of licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have protected program code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unauthorized use of such apps. Among the most popular encryption software tools used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it is used widely because it can be used to change all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the encoded files to run correctly on a web server after that is if another tool called Zend Optimizer is available. If you wish to work with any type of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, websites that require the instrument will perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our custom cloud platform and you'll be able to use it regardless of the hosting plan that you select. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all the accounts and it'll take you just a few clicks to do this. Due to the fact that we support numerous versions of 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), you'll have to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used yet. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click software tool, therefore you do not need any kind of coding skills or previous experience. Our website hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer without difficulties, but if you are not sure what to do, you're able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support team and they can enable the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on all the servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, so you'll be able to use it for all your script-driven apps with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. It will be available all the time even if you change the PHP release for your account since our feature-rich platform will allow you to choose 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 couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you can also use a different version of PHP and enable or disable Zend for every single domain that you host in your account. This is possible by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of program code inside it. In case you don't have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do that, our 24/7 technical support can assist you.