In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encode their code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, since anybody could possibly use and modify the unprotected code without paying the required license fees. In case you acquire web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a tool called ionCube Loader is a part of the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encrypted files and you will often find it among the prerequisites for a given script application to be set up. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are normally executed more quickly and this can improve the overall speed of your site.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared hosting that you get during the signup process, you can activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The very same section allows you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you decide to switch to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team shall help you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can employ any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader as the software tool is available on all servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple versions of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of program code.