In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encrypt their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody could possibly use and change the unencrypted code without paying the required license fees. If you get web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as an instrument named ionCube Loader is installed on the hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encrypted files and you will often see it on the list of prerequisites for a certain script application to be installed. Due to the fact that the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are normally executed more rapidly and this will increase the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every cloud hosting service that we supply and you are able to activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script apps which need it. You're able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you are able to proceed and set up the app that you'd like without delay. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, as we support numerous releases on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you have never used so far, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you can take advantage of any kind of script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader because the software tool is installed on all servers that are part of our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform. We also support multiple releases of PHP, and if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and if you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.