In order to stop the reverse engineering of script applications, a lot of developers encrypt their program code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, since anyone would be able to use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the required license fees. If you get web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as a tool named ionCube Loader is present on the web hosting server. This loader enables you to run encoded files and you will often see it as one of the prerequisites for a given script app to be installed. Due to the fact that the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are usually executed quicker and this can increase the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all the shared hosting packages that we supply, so every time you require it to install and execute a script application that needs it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you can switch the PHP version which is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for each new version that you set. When you are more experienced, you're able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you're able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - something that you cannot do with a lot of other website hosting providers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to employ any kind of script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool is available on all of the servers which are part of our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform. We also support several releases of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so if you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.