In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, numerous developers encrypt their program code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody would be able to use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the needed license fees. If you buy web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is installed on the web hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encrypted files and you will often see it on the list of prerequisites for a particular script application to be installed. Due to the fact that the encoded files are already precompiled, they are usually executed a lot faster and this can improve the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the shared web hosting plan that you select during the signup process, you can activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you would like to move to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is quite flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will assist you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we provide, so you will not encounter any problems in case you would like to install and work with some script app that requires the software instrument to operate appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, which means that you're able to proceed with the app installation without any delays. For the reason that we employ an innovative tailor-made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable 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 a few lines of program code inside it.