To avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, a lot of developers encode their program code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, because anyone would be able to use and modify the unprotected code without paying the needed license fees. In case you get web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as a software instrument known as ionCube Loader is installed on the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encoded files and you will often notice it on the list of prerequisites for a given script application to be set up. Because the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're ordinarily executed much faster and this will enhance the general speed of your site.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the shared website hosting plan that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you would like to switch to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is really flexible, you can set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool is installed on all servers which are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform. Furthermore, we support different releases of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of program code.