To avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encrypt their program code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, as anyone would be able to use and change the unprotected code without paying the required license fees. If you acquire web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as an instrument known as ionCube Loader is installed on the website hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encrypted files and you'll often notice it on the list of prerequisites for a particular script app to be installed. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're generally executed more quickly and this can raise the overall speed of your website.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared web hosting that we offer and you're able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to work with script applications that require it. You will be able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, therefore you'll be able to proceed and set up the application that you'd like without delay. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a number of releases on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. If you move to a release that you've never used so far, you will need to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated servers that we provide, so you won't encounter any problems if you would like to set up and work with some script application which requires the software tool so as to operate properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, which means that you're able to proceed with the app installation without any delays. For the reason that we employ an avant-garde in-house built platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader or 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 inside it.