To stop the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encrypt their program code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, since anyone would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without having to pay the needed license fees. If you obtain web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is installed on the web hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encoded files and you will often notice it among the prerequisites for a given script app to be installed. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they are generally executed a lot faster and this can enhance the general speed of your site.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all of the shared website hosting packages that we provide, so if you require it in order to set up and run some script application which requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to switch the PHP version that's active for your account in the same section, you need to activate the tool for each new version which you set. When you are more experienced, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you will be able to run both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with numerous other website hosting suppliers available on the market.