In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, numerous developers encrypt their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, since anyone would be able to use and change the unprotected code without paying the necessary license fees. In case you purchase web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without any problems as long as a tool called ionCube Loader is available on the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encoded files and you'll often notice it as one of the prerequisites for a particular script application to be set up. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're normally executed more rapidly and this will enhance the general speed of your site.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the shared hosting packages that we offer, so when you require it in order to install and run a script app which needs it, you can enable it with a click inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you are able to change the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you will have to enable the instrument for every new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you are able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you can operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - something that you cannot do with numerous other website hosting providers on the market.