Many licensed and some free of cost script-driven apps have protected code, which is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the not authorized usage of such apps. One of the most popular encryption instruments used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it's used widely due to the fact that it can be used to alter all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encoded files to run correctly on a web server subsequently is if a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you want to use any paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, sites that require the instrument usually perform better since their program code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Hosting
Zend Optimizer can be found on our custom-built cloud platform and you will be able to use it regardless of the hosting package that you choose. It can be enabled from the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all of the accounts and it'll take you just a few clicks to do that. Considering 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 each time you change 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 deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click software tool, and you won't need any coding skills or previous practical experience. Our website hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app which needs Zend Optimizer without any difficulties, still if you are unsure how to proceed, you will be able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support team and they will activate the instrument for you.