In order to stop the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encrypt their code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, since anybody would be able to use and change the unencrypted code without paying the needed license fees. When you acquire web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a tool named ionCube Loader is installed on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encoded files and you will often notice it on the list of prerequisites for a given script app to be installed. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they're usually executed faster and this can increase the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud plan that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The very same section allows you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you choose to move to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is quite flexible, you can even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script application that requires this software tool so as to run properly. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. Since we support several releases of PHP at the same time, you'll need to do this each and every time you switch to a new release, but if you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have a couple of websites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you'll be able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you are able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.