To prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, a lot of developers encrypt their code with instruments 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 unencrypted code without having to pay the required license fees. In case you obtain web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is installed on the hosting server. This loader enables you to run encrypted files and you'll often notice it as one of the prerequisites for a certain script app to be set up. Because the encoded files are already precompiled, they are usually executed more rapidly and this can increase the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore regardless of the cloud service that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you would like to switch to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is very flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will assist you within minutes.