To prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encode their code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, because anybody would be able to use and change the unprotected code without paying the required license fees. In case you get web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as a software tool called ionCube Loader is present on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encoded files and you'll often see it among the prerequisites for a certain script application to be set up. Due to the fact that the encoded files are already precompiled, they're ordinarily executed more rapidly and this will raise the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, so irrespective of the web hosting service that you get during the signup process, you can activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you decide to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is rather flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will be able to assist you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader because the tool is available on all of the servers which are part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. We also support multiple releases of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code.