To avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, a number of developers encode their code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, since anyone could possibly use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the necessary license fees. If you get web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a tool called ionCube Loader is installed on the website hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encoded files and you'll often notice it on the list of prerequisites for a given script app to be set up. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are usually executed a lot quicker and this will boost the overall speed of your website.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each cloud plan that we offer and you are able to activate it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you will be able to work with script apps that need it. You can do that through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you are able to proceed and set up the application that you need without delay. The same section allows you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support a number of versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you've never used so far, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you can use any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool is available on all of the servers that are part of our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support several releases of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to choose 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 is done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of program code.