To avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, 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 applications in particular, as anyone would be able to use and change the unencrypted code without having to pay the needed license fees. If you buy web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a software instrument called ionCube Loader is a part of the website hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encrypted files and you'll often find it as one of the prerequisites for a certain script application to be installed. Due to the fact that the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are ordinarily executed much faster and this can enhance the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the shared web hosting plan that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The same section allows you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you choose to switch to a different version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is rather flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team will assist you very quickly.