To stop the reverse engineering of script applications, a number of developers encrypt their program code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, since anybody could possibly use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the needed license fees. When you purchase web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without a problem as long as a software tool called ionCube Loader is installed on the web hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encrypted files and you will often find it on the list of prerequisites for a certain script application to be set up. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are ordinarily executed a lot quicker and this will enhance the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud website hosting plan that we supply and you are able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to use script applications that require 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 single button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you'll be able to proceed and set up the application that you would like right away. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support multiple releases on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a release that you have not used so far, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to employ any script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader because the software tool is available on all servers which are a part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support various releases of PHP, and 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 instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and in case you switch back to the previous release of PHP, the software instrument 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 particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.