In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, a number of developers encode their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, as anybody could possibly use and modify the unencrypted code without having to pay the required license fees. If you acquire web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as an instrument known as ionCube Loader is present on the web hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encoded files and you will often see it on the list of prerequisites for a particular script app to be installed. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they're usually executed a lot quicker and this will increase the general speed of your website.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to use any script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader because the tool comes with all of the servers that are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple versions of PHP, and 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 example, you can activate ionCube for that 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 release of PHP, the tool 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 whole hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.