To prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encode their program code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid applications in particular, as anyone would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the required license fees. In case you acquire web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to 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 encrypted files and you will often see it on the list of prerequisites for a given script app to be installed. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they're ordinarily executed a lot quicker and this will raise the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers which are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the Linux shared package that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you want to switch to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is quite flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team will assist you in no time.