To prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encrypt their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, as anybody would be able to use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the necessary license fees. If you purchase web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a software tool called ionCube Loader is present on the hosting server. This loader enables you to run encoded files and you'll often notice it as one of the prerequisites for a given script application to be installed. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they are usually executed more rapidly and this will raise the general speed of your website.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore whatever the Linux shared website hosting that you get during the signup process, you can activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The very same section allows you to choose the PHP release 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), and if you decide to move to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is rather flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall help you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server package from us, you can take advantage of any kind of script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader since the tool comes with all of the servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform. We also support various releases of PHP, therefore 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 instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.