To prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, a lot of developers encrypt their program code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody could possibly use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the necessary license fees. In case you get web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as an instrument named ionCube Loader is available on the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encrypted files and you'll often notice it among the prerequisites for a certain script app to be set up. Because the encoded files are already precompiled, they are usually executed quicker and this will enhance the overall speed of your site.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud package that we supply and you'll be able to activate it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to work with script apps which require it. You're able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you are able to go ahead and install the app that you'd like without delay. The exact same section allows you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support a number of releases on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you have not used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.