To prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encrypt their code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, as anyone could possibly use and modify the unprotected code without paying the required license fees. If you obtain web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without a problem as long as a software tool known as ionCube Loader is present on the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encrypted files and you'll often see it among the prerequisites for a given script app to be installed. Due to the fact that the encoded files are already precompiled, they are generally executed a lot quicker and this can boost the general speed of your site.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers that are part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the Linux cloud website hosting plan that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The very same section will allow you to pick the PHP version for your account (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), so in case you would like to move to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is really flexible, you can set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will assist you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to employ any kind of script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader as the software tool comes with all of the servers which are a part of our modern cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support different releases of PHP, so if you move 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 activate ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of program code.