A lot of licensed and some cost-free script-driven apps have protected program code, that isn't human readable. The reasoning behind this is to avoid the reverse engineering and the unwanted use of such apps. Among the most popular encryption software tools used for this particular purpose is named Zend Guard and it's widespread because it can be used to alter any PHP 4 or PHP 5 code. The sole way for the protected files to work effectively on a web server subsequently is when an additional tool called Zend Optimizer is there. In the event that you'd like to use any kind of paid web software which needs Zend Optimizer, you need to make sure that it is installed on the server where you'll host your site. Furthermore, sites 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 Semi-dedicated Hosting
Zend Optimizer is present on all of the servers that comprise our cluster web hosting platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for all of your script-driven apps with any of our semi-dedicated server
packages. It'll be available all the time even if you switch the PHP version for your account as our feature-rich platform allows you to choose from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Both changing the version and activating Zend Optimizer for the new one takes a couple of clicks in the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel that is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts. In addition, you can also use a different version of PHP and activate or deactivate Zend for each individual site that you host from your account. You can do this by using a php.ini file in a domain folder with just a few lines of program code in it. In case you do not have previous experience and you aren't sure how to do this, our 24/7 technical support can help you.