In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encode their program code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid applications in particular, as anybody could possibly use and modify the unprotected code without having to pay the needed license fees. When you acquire web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as a software instrument called ionCube Loader is available on the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encoded files and you will often notice it as one of the prerequisites for a given script app to be installed. Because the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're normally executed faster and this can enhance the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared package that we offer and you can enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to use script applications that require it. You can do this through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you're able to go ahead and install the app that you'd like right away. The same section will allow you to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you've never used so far, you will need to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to use any kind of script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader because the tool is installed on all the servers which are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support different versions of PHP, therefore if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and if you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.