In order to stop the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encrypt their program code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, because anyone could possibly use and change the unencrypted code without paying the required license fees. If you obtain web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a tool called ionCube Loader is present on the web hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encrypted files and you will often find it as one of the prerequisites for a given script application to be installed. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're normally executed more rapidly and this can raise the overall speed of your site.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all of the cloud hosting packages that we offer, so when you need it in order to set up and execute some script app that needs it, you can enable it with a single click inside the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you are able to change the PHP release which is active for your account from the same section, you'll need to enable the tool for each new version that you set. When you are more experienced, you're able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you can manage both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - something that you will not be able to do with many other website hosting suppliers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since all semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script app which needs the software tool in order to run efficiently. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. Because we support several releases of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do that any time you move to a new release, but if you revert back to a release that you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have multiple sites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you will be able to create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.