In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encode their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid applications in particular, because anybody could possibly use and modify the unprotected code without paying the needed license fees. If you buy web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a software tool called ionCube Loader is a part of the website hosting server. This loader allows you to run encrypted files and you will often see it as one of the prerequisites for a given script app to be set up. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're usually executed faster and this can improve the overall speed of your site.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we offer, so any time you require it in order to install and execute some script application that needs it, you can activate it with a single click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you're able to change the PHP release that's active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the instrument for each new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you are able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you're able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple sites within the same account - a thing that you cannot do with a lot of other website hosting suppliers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can use any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool is available on all the servers which are part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and if you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.