A lot of licensed and some free script-driven apps have encoded code, that is not human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the illegal usage of such applications. Among the most popular file encryption tools used for this particular purpose is called Zend Guard and it is popular because it can be used to change any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only way for the protected files to work properly on a web server afterwards is when one more tool called Zend Optimizer is there. If you wish to employ any kind of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's installed on the server where you'll host your website. In addition, websites which require the tool tend to perform better as their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed more quickly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Hosting

Zend Optimizer is set up on all servers that are part of our modern cloud web hosting platform. Regardless of which Linux shared package you select, you will be able to use the software instrument to ensure that any kind of script app that requires it will function perfectly as part of your account. Using a handy software tool from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all of the web hosting accounts, you can activate and deactivate various options with one button. Zend Optimizer is one of these, so even if this happens to be your very first hosting account ever, you will not experience any issues. In the exact same area you can also select the PHP version for your account - 4 and numerous versions of 5, therefore any time you move to one that you have not used yet, you can activate Zend Optimizer for it with just a click. As our platform enables you to take advantage of several PHP versions simultaneously, more experienced users can enable the tool for an individual website with a php.ini file in a specific domain folder as well.