A lot of licensed and some free of charge script-driven applications have encoded program code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to prevent the reverse engineering as well as the unwanted use of such apps. One of the most popular encryption instruments used for this purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is used widely because it can be used to modify all PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the protected files to run efficiently on a web server afterwards is when an extra instrument called Zend Optimizer is available. In case you wish to use any kind of paid web software that requires Zend Optimizer, you should ensure that it is installed on the server where you will host your site. In addition, websites that require the tool will perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, which means that it's executed more rapidly.
Zend Optimizer in Cloud Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on our in-house made cloud platform and you are able to use it regardless of the cloud website hosting package that you select. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with all accounts and it'll take you just several clicks to do this. Because we support numerous releases of PHP (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), you'll have to enable Zend Optimizer every time you change the version to one you haven't used so far. This is very simple though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click application, therefore you will not need any kind of programming skills or previous practical experience. Our website hosting services allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer without troubles, but if you're unsure what to do, you can get in touch with our 24/7 tech support crew and they can activate the instrument for you.