Plenty of licensed and some free of cost script-driven applications have protected code, that isn't human readable. The idea behind this is to stop the reverse engineering and the illegal usage of such applications. Among the most popular encryption software instruments used for this purpose is known as Zend Guard and it is used widely as it can be used to change all PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 code. The only way for the encoded files to run properly on a web server after that is if an extra instrument called Zend Optimizer is present. If you'd like to work with any type of paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you should make sure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your site. In addition, sites that require the instrument tend to perform better as their program code is already precompiled and optimized, meaning that it is executed more rapidly.

Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting

Zend Optimizer can be found on our in-house built cloud platform and you'll be able to use it regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you select. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all accounts and it'll take you as little as several clicks to do that. Since we support many different 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 need to enable Zend Optimizer each time you switch the version to one you have not used so far. This is really easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and disable various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click tool, so you won't need any kind of coding skills or previous expertise. Our hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven application that requires Zend Optimizer without difficulties, yet in case you are unsure what to do, you are able to get in touch with our 24/7 technical support crew and they will enable the tool for you.