In order to stop the reverse engineering of script applications, a number of developers encrypt their program code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody would be able to use and change the unprotected code without paying the necessary license fees. In case you acquire web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a tool named ionCube Loader is a part of the web hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encrypted files and you will often find it as one of the prerequisites for a given script application to be installed. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are usually executed much faster and this will increase the overall speed of your website.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared website hosting that we supply and you will be able to enable it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you will be able to use script applications that require it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you are able to proceed and install the app that you need without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, as we support a variety of releases on our cutting-edge cloud platform. If you move to a release that you haven't used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply, and you won't experience any kind of problems in case you would like to set up and use a script app which requires the tool in order to function properly. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, which means that you are able to proceed with the application installation without delay. Due to the fact that we use a cutting-edge custom-built platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also 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 making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code inside it.