To stop the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encrypt their code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, because anyone would be able to use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the necessary license fees. When you obtain web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as a software tool called ionCube Loader is installed on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encrypted files and you will often find it among the prerequisites for a certain script application to be set up. Due to the fact that the encoded files are already precompiled, they're normally executed much faster and this can improve the overall speed of your site.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all shared website hosting plans that we supply, so every time you need it in order to set up and execute a script application that needs it, you can activate it with a single click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to switch the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the instrument for every new version that you set. If you're more experienced, you'll be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you can run both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - something that you cannot do with many other web hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to employ any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader because the tool is installed on all servers that are part of our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. We also support various versions of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and if you move back to the previous release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.