Many licensed and some cost-free script-driven applications have encrypted code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unauthorized usage of such applications. One of the most popular encryption software instruments used for this specific purpose is called Zend Guard and it is popular due to the fact that it can be used to alter all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only method for the protected files to run effectively on a web server after that is if an additional instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. When you wish to use any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it is installed on the server where you will host your site. Furthermore, websites that need the instrument will perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it's executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting
Zend Optimizer is available on our tailor-made cloud platform and you are 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 the accounts and it will take you as little as a couple of clicks to do that. Due to the fact 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 will need to activate Zend Optimizer every time you change the version to one you haven't used yet. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can enable and deactivate various PHP extensions can be managed with a point-and-click software tool, therefore you will not need any programming skills or previous practical experience. Our hosting services allow you to run any script-driven app which requires Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, still when you are not sure what you should do, you can contact our 24/7 tech support team and they'll activate the instrument for you.