To stop the reverse engineering of script applications, many developers encrypt their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, because anyone would be able to use and change the unencrypted code without paying the needed license fees. In case you get web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as a software instrument called ionCube Loader is present on the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encrypted files and you'll often notice it as one of the prerequisites for a given script application to be set up. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they are normally executed much faster and this can raise the general speed of your site.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the website hosting that you get during the signup process, you can enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The exact same section will allow you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you decide to switch to a different version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will assist you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated servers that we supply, and you will not experience any problems in case you would like to set up and use some script application which requires the instrument so as to function appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you're able to proceed with the application set up without any delays. For the reason that we use an avant-garde tailor-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader and 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 few lines of code in it.