Plenty of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encoded program code, which is not human readable. The idea behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the unauthorized usage of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption tools used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it's widespread due to the fact that it can be used to alter any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to run correctly on a web server afterwards is when another instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. If you want to employ any kind of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your site. Also, websites which need the instrument can perform better because their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed quicker.

Zend Optimizer in Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers that are part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform. Regardless of which Linux website hosting package you pick, you'll be able to activate the software tool to ensure that any script app that needs it will function perfectly within your account. Using a convenient software tool in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all of the website hosting accounts, you'll be able to activate and deactivate various options with just a single button. Zend Optimizer will be one of these, so even if this happens to be your first hosting account ever, you will not have any issues. In the same section you can also select the PHP version for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, which means that each time you move to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with a single click. As our platform allows you to work with several PHP versions at the same time, more experienced users can enable the instrument for an individual website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.