In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, a lot of developers encrypt their code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, as anyone could possibly use and modify the unprotected code without having to pay the necessary license fees. When you obtain web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a software instrument known as ionCube Loader is available on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encoded files and you'll often notice it on the list of prerequisites for a certain script application to be set up. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they are usually executed more rapidly and this will boost the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so irrespective of the cloud hosting plan that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you decide to move to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is rather flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team shall help you within minutes.