In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, a lot of developers encrypt their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the required license fees. In case you buy web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a tool named ionCube Loader is present on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encrypted files and you will often see it among the prerequisites for a certain script application to be set up. Because the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are normally executed a lot faster and this can boost the general speed of your site.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore whatever the web hosting that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you decide to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you can set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team will be able to help you in no time.