A lot of licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have encrypted program code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the illegal use of such apps. Among the most popular encryption software tools used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's commonly used because it can be used to modify any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encrypted files to work efficiently on a web server afterwards is if an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you'd like to employ any kind of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's set up on the server where you will host your site. In addition, sites that require the instrument usually perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it is executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on our custom-made cloud platform and you're able to use it regardless of the web hosting package that you choose. It can be activated from the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all the accounts and it will take you only several clicks to do that. Given that we support numerous versions 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 every time you switch the version to one you haven't used so far. This is a piece of cake though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click software instrument, so you will not need any coding skills or previous practical experience. Our website hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, yet in case you are unsure what to do, you're able to contact our 24/7 tech support crew and they can enable the tool for you.