To avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, a lot of developers encrypt their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, since anybody would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the necessary license fees. If you buy web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as a software tool called ionCube Loader is available on the hosting server. This loader allows you to run encrypted files and you will often see it as one of the prerequisites for a particular script application to be installed. Because the encoded files are already precompiled, they're ordinarily executed quicker and this will improve the overall speed of your website.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single shared hosting that we provide and you are able to activate it at any time with just a few clicks, so you will be able to work with script applications which require it. You'll be able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect within a minute, therefore you will be able to proceed and install the application that you need without delay. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support several releases on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you have never used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

As all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application that needs the tool to run effectively. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. As we support multiple versions of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do this any time you move to a new release, and when you revert back to a version that you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have a couple of sites in the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you will be able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you will be able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.