Many licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have encoded program code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the unauthorized use of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption instruments used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is commonly used since it can be used to modify any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encrypted files to run efficiently on a web server after that is when an extra instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you want to employ any kind of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it's set up on the server where you will host your website. In addition, websites which need the tool generally perform better due to the fact that their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting from our company, you'll be able to pick the PHP version, which will be active for your account depending on what your script applications require. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel for any of the releases that we offer - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you'll be able to use a small tool that will allow you to manage the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, therefore you won't need any previous knowledge as activating Zend Optimizer will be as simple as clicking a button. More experienced users can do the same thing by adding a php.ini file with the necessary program code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the tool, you can contact our technical support crew at any time.