In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, a number of developers encrypt their program code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, because anyone would be able to use and modify the unprotected code without having to pay the required license fees. In case you acquire web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without a problem as long as a software tool called ionCube Loader is installed on the hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encrypted files and you will often see it among the prerequisites for a given script app to be set up. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're usually executed more quickly and this will raise the overall speed of your website.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all website hosting packages which we provide, so every time you require it to set up and execute some script application which needs it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you're able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you'll need to enable the instrument for every new version that you set. If you are more experienced, you can take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you're able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you cannot do with numerous other web hosting suppliers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to employ any kind of script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool is installed on all servers that are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform. We also support several versions of PHP, which means that if you switch 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 example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and if you move back to the earlier version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code.