To stop the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encrypt their program code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid apps in particular, because anyone would be able to use and change the unprotected code without paying the necessary license fees. In case you obtain web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a tool known as ionCube Loader is a part of the website hosting server. This loader allows you to run encrypted files and you will often find it among the prerequisites for a certain script application to be installed. Due to the fact that the encoded files are already precompiled, they are generally executed a lot faster and this will increase the general speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of the shared hosting that you select during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The very same section allows you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), so in case you decide to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is really flexible, you can set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated service that we supply, which means that you won't encounter any problems in case you would like to set up and use some script application that requires the tool to function properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, therefore you are able to move forward with the application installation without any delays. Since we employ a hi-tech custom-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code within it.