In order to stop the reverse engineering of script apps, a lot of developers encrypt their code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid apps in particular, because anyone would be able to use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the required license fees. In case you acquire web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without any problems as long as a software tool called ionCube Loader is present on the hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encrypted files and you will often find it as one of the prerequisites for a given script application to be installed. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're normally executed faster and this can increase the general speed of your website.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so irrespective of the shared web hosting plan that you select during the signup process, you will be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The very same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you want to switch to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is flexible, you can set another PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will be able to assist you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script application which requires this software tool to work properly. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. As we support a couple of releases of PHP at the same time, you will have to do this every time you switch to a different version, but if you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have a couple of websites inside the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you are able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you're able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.