Many licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have encoded program code, that isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the not authorized use of such applications. Among the most popular encryption tools used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's widely used 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 run correctly on a web server after that is if another instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you would like to use any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's set up on the server where you will host your website. Also, websites that need the tool can perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting
If you purchase a Linux website hosting service through our company, you have the option to select the PHP release, which will be active for your account depending on what your script applications require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you'll be able to take advantage of a compact software tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for the account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, so you won't need any previous experience because activating Zend Optimizer is as simple as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the necessary program code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the instrument, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We've installed Zend Optimizer on all the servers that are a part of our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform and considering that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you'll be able to enable and employ Zend for any script app which you would like to use with no more than a single click. In addition, you can pick the PHP version which will be active for your account, so if you switch to a new version, you just have to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as easy as that. If you switch the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP version and to enable Zend Optimizer just for a separate site by putting a php.ini file with the required program code inside the corresponding domain folder.