To avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, a number of developers encrypt their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, because anybody would be able to use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the necessary license fees. If you purchase web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as a tool called ionCube Loader is available on the web hosting server. This loader enables you to run encrypted files and you will often see it as one of the prerequisites for a particular script application to be installed. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they're ordinarily executed a lot faster and this will boost the general speed of your site.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore regardless of the hosting plan that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The very same section enables you to choose 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 would like to move to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is rather flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you within minutes.