In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encode their code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, as anybody would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the required license fees. In case you buy web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is present on the web hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encrypted files and you will often see it as one of the prerequisites for a particular script app to be installed. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they are normally executed quicker and this can raise the general speed of your site.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux hosting that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through 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 hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows 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 decide to move to some other version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is quite flexible, you can set another PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall help you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you can take advantage of any script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool is installed on all of the servers that are a part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several releases of PHP, so if you switch 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 enable ionCube for this particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you move back to the earlier 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 whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.