A lot of licensed and some free script-driven applications have protected code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the unwanted usage of such applications. One of the most popular encryption software instruments used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it is commonly used since it can be used to modify all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the protected files to run correctly on a web server after that is if a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In the event that you'd like to use any paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your site. Also, sites that require the tool usually perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting
All the cloud website hosting accounts which we provide are set up on our state-of-the-art cluster platform and Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers which are a part of the clusters. Consequently, you'll be able to set up and execute script-driven apps which need Zend regardless of the package that you pick upon signup. The easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the accounts shall make the management of your web presence a piece of cake and activating Zend Optimizer is not an exception due to the fact that it will take a single click to do it. Of course, more experienced users can also insert a php.ini file in a given domain folder and use Zend only for a specific domain name. Since you can switch between a number of PHP versions, you will be able to activate Zend Optimizer for any of them in the very same way and run both new and older applications in the same account.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to enable Zend Optimizer with each and every semi-dedicated server that we provide and it will take you only a few clicks to do this. After you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, you have to go to the PHP Configuration section where you'll find many different options and On/Off buttons for each one of them. Zend is one of these options, therefore you will not need to do anything more complicated than clicking on its button. As you can also switch the PHP version for your account through the very same section, you'll need to activate Zend for any new version which you use. Of course, we've also left the option for more experienced users to set both the PHP version as well as the status of Zend Optimizer manually by placing a php.ini file in a specific domain folder. The file will have effect only for this particular site, but not for the web hosting account in general.