To stop the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encode their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, because anybody would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without having to pay the necessary license fees. If you purchase web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without any problems as long as a software tool named ionCube Loader is present on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encrypted files and you'll often see it among the prerequisites for a given script application to be installed. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they are normally executed quicker and this can raise the general speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all of the shared website hosting packages that we supply, so every time you require it in order to install and run some script app which needs it, you can activate it with a single click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you're able to change the PHP release which is active for your account from the same section, you will need to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. In case you are more skillful, you're able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you can run both new and older script apps for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you can't do with various other web hosting service providers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to employ any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader as the software tool is installed on all the servers which are a part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple releases of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 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, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of code.