In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, a lot of developers encrypt their code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, as anybody could possibly use and change the unprotected code without paying the necessary license fees. In case you get web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as an instrument known as ionCube Loader is a part of the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encoded files and you'll often find it on the list of prerequisites for a particular script app to be installed. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're usually executed more rapidly and this can boost the overall speed of your site.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared hosting that we provide and you'll be able to activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script apps that require it. You are able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you will be able to proceed and install the application that you need right away. The same section allows you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support a number of versions on our cutting-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you haven't used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced 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 Hosting

In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from us, you can employ any kind of script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool is installed on all servers that are a part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support different versions of PHP, and if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so in case you move back to the previous release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of code.