To prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, many developers encode their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, because anyone would be able to use and modify the unprotected code without paying the necessary license fees. In case you acquire web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a software tool known as ionCube Loader is a part of the hosting server. This loader enables you to run encrypted files and you will often notice it on the list of prerequisites for a certain script application to be set up. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're normally executed much faster and this can increase the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud web hosting that you select during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), which means that in case you would like to switch to some other version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is really flexible, you can set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will be able to assist you very quickly.