Is Zend Guard/Optimizer supported?
Zend Guard/Optimizer is not supported by us.
Companies can protect the PHP source code of their applications. Through "Zend Guard" (formerly "Zend Encoder"), which is billable software, the code can be protected through an advanced encoding technology.
Zend Optimizer is the most commonly used PHP runtime optimization software solution on the market. It’s an expansion pack for PHP to improve the performances and to run PHP files which are encoded with Zend Guard.
- installation on our shared environment is NOT possible, because this product is only supported on an apache web server which runs in pre-fork mode (http://www.zend.com/en/products/guard/system-requirements)
- we run apache in mpm-worker mode
- more info on http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mpm.html