In order to stop the reverse engineering of script applications, many developers encrypt their program code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody could possibly use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the needed license fees. In case you purchase web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a tool called ionCube Loader is installed on the web hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encrypted files and you will often see it among the prerequisites for a given script app to be installed. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they are generally executed much faster and this will improve the general speed of your website.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux cloud hosting that we provide and you are able to enable it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you can work with script apps that need it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you can go ahead and set up the application that you would like right away. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support numerous releases on our hi-tech cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have never used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.