In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, a lot of developers encrypt their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, since anybody could possibly use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the needed license fees. If you buy web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is present on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encrypted files and you will often see it as one of the prerequisites for a certain script application to be installed. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're ordinarily executed more rapidly and this will boost the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each website hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to enable it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you can use script apps that need it. You'll be able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, therefore you'll be able to go ahead and install the application that you would like without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support a number of versions on our advanced cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you have not used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP version 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 take advantage of any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader because the software tool is installed on all servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support several versions 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 example, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so in case you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of program code.