In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, many developers encode their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, as anybody would be able to use and modify the unprotected code without paying the needed license fees. When you purchase web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a tool known as ionCube Loader is available on the website hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encoded files and you'll often find it on the list of prerequisites for a certain script application to be installed. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are normally executed a lot quicker and this will raise the general speed of your site.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux shared hosting that we offer and you will be able to enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to work with script applications which need it. You'll be able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you're able to proceed and install the app that you would like right away. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, as we support multiple releases on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you've never used so far, you'll have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.