Numerous licensed and some free script-driven apps have encrypted program code, that isn't human readable. The concept behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the illegal use of such apps. Among the most popular file encryption software instruments used for this specific purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is popular since it can be used to alter any type of PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the encoded files to work effectively on a web server afterwards is if a second tool called Zend Optimizer is present. If you would like to use any paid web software that needs Zend Optimizer, you have to ensure that it's set up on the server where you will host your site. Also, websites which need the tool generally perform better since their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed faster.
Zend Optimizer in Web Hosting
When you obtain a web hosting from our company, you have the option to choose the PHP release, that will be active for your account according to what your script applications need. You can activate Zend Optimizer with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel for any of the versions that we provide - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. When you go to this area, you'll be able to employ a compact tool which will allow you to handle the php.ini file for your account and enable or disable PHP extensions using On and Off buttons, so you won't need any previous knowledge as enabling Zend Optimizer will be as easy as clicking a button. More advanced users will be able to do the same thing by placing a php.ini file with the needed code in a specific domain folder. In case you need any assistance to activate the tool, you're able to contact our technical support crew anytime.