Plenty of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have encrypted code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to stop the reverse engineering as well as the unwanted use of such applications. Among the most popular encryption software instruments used for this purpose is named Zend Guard and it is commonly used since it can be used to alter any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The only method for the protected files to work efficiently on a web server afterwards is when an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is present. If you'd like to work with any paid web software which requires Zend Optimizer, you have to make sure that it's set up on the server where you'll host your site. In addition, sites which need the tool usually perform better because their code is already precompiled and optimized, and therefore it's executed more quickly.
Zend Optimizer in Shared Website Hosting
Zend Optimizer can be found on our custom-made cloud platform and you're able to use it whatever the shared website hosting plan that you choose. It can be activated through the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with all accounts and it will take you just several clicks to do that. Given that we support many different versions 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 have not used so far. This is very easy though - the php.ini file where you can activate and deactivate various PHP extensions can be operated with a point-and-click software tool, so you do not need any programming skills or previous practical experience. Our web hosting services will allow you to run any script-driven app that requires Zend Optimizer with no troubles, yet in case you're unsure what you should do, you're able to get in touch with our 24/7 tech support team and they can enable the tool for you.