In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, numerous developers encode their code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid apps in particular, because anyone would be able to use and modify the unprotected code without paying the necessary license fees. In case you get web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as a software tool named ionCube Loader is available on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encrypted files and you will often notice it among the prerequisites for a certain script app to be set up. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they are ordinarily executed a lot faster and this will boost the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all hosting packages that we provide, so when you need it to install and execute some script app that needs it, you can activate it with a click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you'll be able to change the PHP version which is active for your account from the same section, you need to enable the instrument for any new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. This way you're able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you won't be able to do with lots of other web hosting service providers available on the market.