To stop the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encrypt their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, since anyone could possibly use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the needed license fees. When you buy web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is a part of the web hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encrypted files and you'll often find it on the list of prerequisites for a given script application to be set up. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are usually executed a lot quicker and this can improve the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared website hosting that we offer and you will be able to enable it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you will be able to use script apps which need it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect within a minute, therefore you will be able to go ahead and set up the app that you would like without delay. The same section will allow you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support several releases on our advanced cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have not used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to use any script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader as the tool is available on all the servers which are a part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. We also support several releases of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.