In order to stop the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encrypt their code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody could possibly use and change the unencrypted code without having to pay the needed license fees. If you purchase web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without a problem as long as a software tool named ionCube Loader is available on the website hosting server. This loader enables you to run encoded files and you will often notice it among the prerequisites for a certain script app to be installed. Because the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are usually executed quicker and this will boost the overall speed of your site.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the shared hosting packages which we supply, so every time you require it to install and execute a script application which requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you can change the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for every new version that you set. In case you are more skillful, you will be 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. Thus you'll be able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you cannot do with lots of other web hosting service providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to use any script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader since the software tool is installed on all of the servers which are part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support various releases of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of program code.