In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, a lot of developers encrypt their 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 could possibly use and modify the unprotected code without having to pay the required license fees. If you obtain web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as a tool known as ionCube Loader is present on the web hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encoded files and you will often see it on the list of prerequisites for a particular script application to be installed. Because the encoded files are already precompiled, they're generally executed more quickly and this can raise the general speed of your website.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all the cloud website hosting plans which we provide, so if you need it in order to install and run some script app that requires it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you can switch the PHP version that's active for your account in the same section, you will need to enable the tool for each new version which you set. If you're more experienced, you'll be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you are able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - something that you won't be able to do with many other web hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to use any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader since the tool is installed on all servers which are part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support several releases of PHP, so 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 that particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer 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 entire website hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.