In order to stop the reverse engineering of script applications, a lot of developers encrypt their code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, because anyone would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the necessary license fees. In case you obtain web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without a problem as long as a tool called ionCube Loader is installed on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encoded files and you'll often find it on the list of prerequisites for a certain script application to be set up. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they're normally executed more quickly and this can increase the overall speed of your website.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared hosting that we provide and you are able to activate it at any time with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to work with script applications that require it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you'll be able to go ahead and install the app that you need without delay. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our hi-tech cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you've never used so far, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As all the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application that needs this tool so as to run efficiently. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. As we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to do this each time you move to a different version, but if you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have multiple websites in the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you're able to set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of code you're able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.