Plenty of licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have protected code, which isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the illegal use of such apps. One of the most popular encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is named Zend Guard and it is very popular because it can be used to modify all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encrypted files to run efficiently on a web server afterwards is if a second tool called Zend Optimizer is there. When you wish to work with any paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it is installed on the server where you will host your site. Also, websites which need the instrument can perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting
Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers which are a part of our modern cloud hosting platform. No matter which shared plan you acquire, you will be able to activate the software tool to ensure that any kind of script app which needs it will work flawlessly as part of your account. By using a handy software tool from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the web hosting accounts, you will be able to activate and deactivate a variety of settings with a button. Zend Optimizer will be one of them, so even if this happens to be your first hosting account ever, you will not have any problems. In the very same area you can also pick the PHP release for your account - 4 and several versions of 5, therefore any time you change to one that you haven't used yet, you can enable Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. As our platform allows you to take advantage of a couple of PHP releases at once, more advanced users can enable the tool for a specific site with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.