Numerous licensed and some free script-driven apps have protected program code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the illegal usage of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's very popular as it can be used to change any kind of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the protected files to run the right way on a web server afterwards is when a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. In the event that you want to employ any paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, sites which need the tool usually perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
Zend Optimizer comes with all the servers that are a part of our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. No matter which Linux cloud hosting plan you acquire, you will be able to take advantage of the tool so that any kind of script app that needs it will work perfectly as part of your account. Using a handy tool from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all the website hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate different functions with just a single button. Zend Optimizer will be one of them, so even if this happens to be your very first web hosting account ever, you won't experience any difficulties. In the exact same area you can also select the PHP version for your account - 4 and multiple versions of 5, which means that each time you change to one that you haven't used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. Since our platform enables you to take advantage of a couple of PHP versions at once, more experienced users can enable the tool for an individual website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Zend Optimizer is present on all servers that comprise our cluster hosting platform, therefore you will be able to use it for all your script-driven apps with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. It will be available at all times even if you switch the PHP release for your account since our feature-rich platform allows you to select from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a few clicks in the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts. In addition, you can even use a different version of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual domain that you host in your account. You can do this by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code in it. If you don't have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do this, our 24/7 support can assist you.