To prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encrypt their code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, as anybody would be able to use and change the unprotected code without paying the necessary license fees. When you get web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as an instrument named ionCube Loader is a part of the website hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encoded files and you will often see it as one of the prerequisites for a given script application to be installed. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they're normally executed much faster and this can increase the general speed of your site.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the cloud web hosting plans that we offer, so every time you require it to install and execute a script application that needs it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you can change the PHP version that's active for your account in the same section, you will have to activate the instrument for any new version that you set. When you're more experienced, you'll be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you're able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple sites within the same account - something that you will not be able to do with numerous other website hosting service providers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

As all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app that needs this tool so as to run properly. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. As we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to do that each and every time you move to a new release, and if you revert back to a version that you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have multiple websites 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 a couple of lines of code you can define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the hosting account altogether.