To avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, numerous developers encode their program code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody would be able to use and modify the unprotected code without paying the needed license fees. If you get web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without any problems as long as a tool called ionCube Loader is present on the hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encrypted files and you'll often find it among the prerequisites for a certain script application to be installed. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are usually executed faster and this will boost the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the cloud website hosting packages which we provide, so if you need it in order to set up and execute a script app that requires it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to switch the PHP release which is active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the tool for every new version which you set. When you're more skillful, you will be able to take advantage of 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. Thus you'll be able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple websites in the same account - something that you can't do with a lot of other website hosting service providers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to use any kind of script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader because the software tool comes with all the servers that are part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support different versions of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.