In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, a lot of developers encode their program code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, as anyone could possibly use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the required license fees. If you acquire web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without a problem as long as an instrument named ionCube Loader is present on the website hosting server. This loader enables you to run encrypted files and you'll often find it on the list of prerequisites for a certain script application to be installed. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're usually executed more rapidly and this will enhance the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux hosting that you get during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you would like to switch to another version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is really flexible, you can even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will assist you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script application that needs this tool so as to work efficiently. With several clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for your account. As we support a couple of releases of PHP at the same time, you will have to do this any time you move to a different version, and if you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. In case you have multiple sites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you'll be able to set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you are able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.