To avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encrypt their program code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, since anyone would be able to use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the needed license fees. In case you obtain web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a tool named ionCube Loader is a part of the website hosting server. This loader allows you to run encoded files and you will often find it as one of the prerequisites for a particular script app to be installed. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're generally executed a lot faster and this will boost the overall speed of your website.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers that are part of our cloud hosting platform, so irrespective of the web hosting plan that you choose during the signup process, you can enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section enables you to pick the PHP release for your account (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), so if you choose to switch to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is very flexible, you can even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you in no time.