To avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encrypt their code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, since anybody would be able to use and modify the unprotected code without paying the needed license fees. When you get web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without any problems as long as a software instrument called ionCube Loader is installed on the web hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encrypted files and you will often see it as one of the prerequisites for a particular script application to be installed. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they're generally executed more quickly and this can increase the overall speed of your website.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all the shared hosting plans that we provide, so if you need it to set up and run a script app which needs it, you can enable it with a click inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to switch the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you will need to activate the instrument for each new version that you set. If you are more experienced, you are able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole 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 will not be able to do with lots of other hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, and you won't encounter any problems in case you would like to set up and use some script app that requires the software tool to operate appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, therefore you are able to move forward with the application installation without delay. As we use a revolutionary tailor-made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code in it.