To stop the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encrypt their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, as anyone would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without having to pay the needed license fees. If you get web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is present on the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encoded files and you'll often find it among the prerequisites for a given script application to be set up. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they are usually executed a lot faster and this can improve the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the Linux cloud website hosting that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section allows you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you want to move to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is quite flexible, you may even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team shall assist you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you buy a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to employ any script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader since the software tool is available on all of the servers which are a part of our modern cloud website hosting platform. We also support multiple versions of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so if you move back to the earlier version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of program code.