Using Zend Guard Loader in cPanel Shared Hosting
You can use Zend Guard Loader, a free application, to decode your website's Zend files if you use PHP 5.6 or earlier on your Linux hosting account. Zend Guard Loader does not support PHP 7.0 or later. For more information, see View or change your PHP version.
Note: If you use any version of PHP prior to 5.3 (for example, 5.2), you must use Zend Optimizer to decode your Zend files. For more information, see Using Zend Optimizer in Web & Classic hosting.
To enable Zend Guard Loader, you must either modify or create a PHP initialization file (more info) that includes the following code at the beginning: