In order to stop the reverse engineering of script applications, a number of developers encode their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid apps in particular, as anyone would be able to use and modify the unprotected code without paying the necessary license fees. If you acquire web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as a tool called ionCube Loader is present on the web hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encrypted files and you'll often notice it among the prerequisites for a particular script app to be installed. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they are normally executed a lot faster and this will boost the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore whatever the Linux cloud web hosting
that you get during the signup process, you can activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The same section allows you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you would like to move to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team will assist you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all of the semi-dedicated hosting service
that we offer, which means that you won't have any problems in case you'd like to set up and use some script application that requires the instrument to operate properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you'll be able to move forward with the application installation without delay. Since we employ a hi-tech in-house built platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code within it.