A lot of licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have protected program code, which isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the illegal use of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this particular purpose is named Zend Guard and it's commonly used since it can be used to modify any PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the protected files to work the right way on a web server after that is if a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. When you'd like to work with any kind of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your website. In addition, sites that require the tool will perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed faster.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on our in-house built cloud platform and you'll be able to use it whatever the cloud hosting package that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all accounts and it'll take you just a couple of clicks to do that. Given that we support a number of different releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), you'll need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you change the version to one you haven't used so far. This is quite simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click application, and you don't need any kind of coding skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer without difficulties, yet if you are unsure what you should do, you're able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they'll enable the instrument for you.