Plenty of licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have protected code, that is not human readable. The concept behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the unauthorized use of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption tools used for this purpose is known as Zend Guard and it's widely used since it can be used to modify any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the protected files to run efficiently on a web server after that is if another instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. When you'd like to employ any kind of paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you need to ensure that it's installed on the server where you will host your website. In addition, sites that need the instrument can perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it is executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Semi-dedicated Servers
We have set up Zend Optimizer on all servers that are a part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform and since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on it, you can activate and take advantage of Zend for any script application which you'd like to use with just a single click. You may also select the PHP version which will be active for your account, thus if you switch to a different release, you just have to go to the Advanced part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and click on the On button for Zend Optimizer - it's as simple as that. In case you change the version back, Zend will already be active. More experienced users will also have the opportunity to set the PHP release and to enable Zend Optimizer only for a separate site by putting a php.ini file with the required program code inside the corresponding domain folder.