In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encrypt their program code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, since anyone would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without having to pay the required license fees. If you get web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without a problem as long as an instrument named ionCube Loader is present on the hosting server. This loader enables you to run encrypted files and you will often see it among the prerequisites for a given script app to be installed. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they are generally executed more rapidly and this can boost the overall speed of your website.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud website hosting packages that we offer, so every time you need it in order to install and execute a script application that requires it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you can switch the PHP release that's active for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for every new version which you set. When you're more experienced, you'll be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you're able to run both new and older script apps for multiple websites inside the same account - something that you will not be able to do with a lot of other web hosting providers available on the market.