In order to stop the reverse engineering of script applications, a number of developers encrypt their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid applications in particular, because anybody could possibly use and change the unencrypted code without paying the necessary license fees. When you acquire web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without a problem as long as a software instrument named ionCube Loader is installed on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encoded files and you'll often find it on the list of prerequisites for a particular script application to be installed. Because the encoded files are already precompiled, they're generally executed much faster and this will enhance the general speed of your website.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all shared website hosting plans which we offer, so if you need it in order to install and run some script application that needs it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you're able to switch the PHP version that's active for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. If you're more skillful, you'll be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the entire account. This way you can manage both new and older script applications for multiple websites inside the same account - a thing that you cannot do with lots of other web hosting service providers out there.