A lot of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encoded program code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the not authorized use of such applications. One of the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's widespread as it can be used to modify any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the protected files to work properly on a web server after that is when one more instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. In the event that you would like to use any type of paid web software requiring Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, sites that require the tool will perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

If you get a Linux shared hosting package from us, you're able to select the PHP release, that will be active for the account depending on what your script applications need. You'll be able to activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for any of the releases that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this section, you'll be able to employ a compact software tool which will allow you to control the php.ini file for your account and activate or deactivate PHP extensions through On and Off buttons, therefore you won't need any previous knowledge as activating Zend Optimizer is as easy as clicking a button. More experienced users can do the same by adding a php.ini file with the necessary code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any help to activate the instrument, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew at any time.