To avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, a lot of developers encode their program code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody would be able to use and change the unencrypted code without having to pay the needed license fees. If you buy web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as a tool named ionCube Loader is present on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encrypted files and you'll often see it as one of the prerequisites for a particular script application to be installed. Because the encoded files are already precompiled, they are generally executed more quickly and this will enhance the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the hosting plans that we offer, so any time you require it to set up and run a script application that needs it, you can enable it with a click inside the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you're able to change the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for any new version that you set. When you're more experienced, you can employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. This way you can operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with various other hosting providers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader as the software tool is installed on all of the servers that are part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support several versions of PHP, so if you switch 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 example, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the earlier version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.