Numerous licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have encoded program code, which is not human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the unwanted usage of such apps. One of the most popular encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it is widespread since it can be used to change any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the protected files to work effectively on a web server afterwards is if an extra tool called Zend Optimizer is available. If you wish to work with any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. Furthermore, sites which need the tool can perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
If you obtain a Linux shared website hosting through our company, you'll be able to select the PHP release, which will be active for your account based on what your script applications require. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel for all of the releases that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Once you go to this area, you can take advantage of a compact software tool which will allow you to manage the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions with On and Off buttons, therefore you will not need any previous experience since activating Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same by adding a php.ini file with the necessary code in a specific domain folder. If you need any assistance to activate the tool, you can contact our tech support crew at any time.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is featured on all servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, so you will be able to use it for all your script-driven apps with all of our semi-dedicated server packages. It will be available all of the time even when you switch the PHP release for your account as our feature-rich platform will allow you to select from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. In addition, you can also use a different version 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 a few lines of program code in it. If you don't have previous experience and you are unsure how to do that, our 24/7 tech support can assist you.