Lots of licensed and some free of charge script-driven apps have protected program code, which isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering as well as the not authorized use of such apps. Among the most popular encryption software instruments used for this purpose is called Zend Guard and it is used widely as it can be used to alter any kind of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encrypted files to work the right way on a web server afterwards is if one more tool called Zend Optimizer is present. If you want to use any kind of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's set up on the server where you will host your site. Also, websites which require the instrument usually perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Zend Optimizer is present on all the servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, so you're able to use it for all of your script-driven apps with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. It is available all of the time even when you switch the PHP version for your account because our feature-rich platform allows you to select from 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. Both changing your version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the semi-dedicated accounts. What is more, you may even employ a different release of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for every single domain that you host from your account. You can do this by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a few lines of program code inside it. If you don't have previous experience and you are not sure how to do this, our 24/7 support can assist you.