In order to stop the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encrypt their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid applications in particular, as anybody could possibly use and modify the unencrypted code without having to pay the required license fees. When you obtain web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a tool known as ionCube Loader is available on the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encoded files and you'll often notice it on the list of prerequisites for a particular script app to be set up. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they are usually executed more rapidly and this will increase the overall speed of your website.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that whatever the web hosting plan that you get during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The same section enables you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), so if you choose to switch to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is really flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply, so you will not experience any problems if you'd like to install and work with some script app which requires the tool so as to operate appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you can proceed with the app set up without any delays. As we employ a hi-tech custom-built platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code within it.