In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encode their program code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, because anybody could possibly use and change the unencrypted code without paying the needed license fees. In case you buy web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a tool called ionCube Loader is present on the hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encrypted files and you will often notice it as one of the prerequisites for a particular script app to be set up. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are usually executed a lot faster and this can improve the overall speed of your site.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux website hosting plan that we provide and you are able to activate it at any time with only a few clicks, so you will be able to take advantage of script applications that need it. You're able to do this from 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 will take effect in a minute, so you're able to go ahead and set up the app that you need right away. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support multiple versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you haven't used so far, you'll have to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can use any script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader as the tool comes with all of the servers that are part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several versions of PHP, and if you move 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 instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the previous release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of program code.