In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encrypt their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, as anyone would be able to use and modify the unprotected code without having to pay the required license fees. In case you get web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as a tool known as ionCube Loader is present on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encrypted files and you will often see it among the prerequisites for a particular script app to be installed. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're normally executed more quickly and this will raise the general speed of your website.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from us, you can use any kind of script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader as the software tool comes with all servers that are part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several releases of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so if you move back to the previous release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.