To stop the reverse engineering of script applications, numerous developers encrypt their program code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, since anyone would be able to use and change the unprotected code without paying the necessary license fees. In case you purchase web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is installed on the hosting server. This loader enables you to run encoded files and you will often notice it among the prerequisites for a given script app to be installed. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're generally executed more rapidly and this will improve the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared web hosting service that we offer and you're able to activate it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you will be able to work with script applications that require it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you're able to go ahead and set up the app that you'd like right away. The same section will allow you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support several releases on our advanced cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you've never used so far, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Because all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script app that requires the tool in order to function effectively. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. Since we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to do that every time you switch to a new release, but if you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have a couple of websites inside the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you'll be able to create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of program code you're able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.