Plenty of licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have encoded code, which isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the illegal usage of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's widely used as it can be used to alter any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the protected files to run properly on a web server afterwards is when one more tool called Zend Optimizer is there. If you want to use any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it is installed on the server where you will host your site. Also, sites which need the instrument usually perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed quicker.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers which are part of our modern cloud website hosting platform. Regardless of which Linux cloud website hosting you get, you'll be able to use the software tool to guarantee that any script application that requires it will operate perfectly in your account. Using a handy software instrument in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all the hosting accounts, you'll be able to activate and deactivate many different settings with a single button. Zend Optimizer is one of them, so even if this is your very first web hosting account ever, you won't have any problems. In the same section you can also pick the PHP release for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, thus any time you switch to one that you have not used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a single click. Since our platform allows you to take advantage of a couple of PHP versions simultaneously, more advanced users can activate the tool for a particular site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with each semi-dedicated server that we supply and it takes just a few clicks to do this. After you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to head to the PHP Configuration section where you will find a variety of options and On/Off buttons for each of them. Zend is among these options, which means that you won't have to do anything more complex than clicking on its button. Because you can also switch the PHP release for your account through the same section, you'll 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 both 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 just for this specific site, but not for the hosting account in general.