Lots of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encoded code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unauthorized usage of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it's very popular since it can be used to change all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encrypted files to run efficiently on a web server afterwards is when a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you want to use any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, websites which require the instrument can perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is accessible on our in-house made cloud platform and you are able to use it whatever the shared hosting package that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the accounts and it will take you only several clicks to do this. Given that we support several different 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 need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you have not used yet. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click instrument, and you do not need any kind of coding skills or previous expertise. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which requires Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, yet when you're unsure what to do, you can contact our 24/7 technical support team and they'll enable the instrument for you.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Zend Optimizer is featured on all of the servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, so you are able to use it for all of your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. It'll be available all the time even if you change the PHP version for your account since 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 your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. What's more, you may even use a different release of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual website that you host from your account. You can do this by employing a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a few lines of program code in it. If you do not have previous experience and you are not sure how to do that, our 24/7 tech support will assist.