Plenty of licensed and some free script-driven applications have protected code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the unauthorized use of such apps. One of the most popular file encryption software tools used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it is widely used due to the fact that it can be used to change any type of PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The sole way for the encrypted files to run correctly on a web server afterwards is when a second instrument called Zend Optimizer is there. In case you would like to work with any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it is set up on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, sites which need the tool usually perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Cloud Hosting

Zend Optimizer is available on our in-house made cloud platform and you can use it regardless of the cloud hosting package that you choose. It can be enabled through the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with all accounts and it will take you as little as several clicks to do this. Due to the fact that we support numerous 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'll have to activate Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you haven't used yet. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be handled with a point-and-click instrument, therefore you won't need any coding skills or previous experience. Our website hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer with no difficulties, but if you're not sure how to proceed, you can get in touch with our 24/7 tech support crew and they will activate the tool for you.