In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, many developers encrypt their code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody could possibly use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the necessary license fees. In case you get web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is available on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encoded files and you will often see it on the list of prerequisites for a certain script app to be installed. Because the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're ordinarily executed a lot quicker and this will increase the general speed of your site.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared hosting service that we offer and you can activate it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you can employ script apps which require it. You're able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, therefore you're able to go ahead and set up the application that you'd like right away. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support several releases on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have not used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to take advantage of any kind of script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader since the tool is installed on all servers that are part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various releases of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.