To prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, numerous developers encrypt their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, since anyone could possibly use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the necessary license fees. In case you obtain web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as a software instrument called ionCube Loader is installed on the website hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encoded files and you'll often see it as one of the prerequisites for a given script application to be set up. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are normally executed more quickly and this can boost the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all the web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that regardless of the Linux shared web hosting package that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to pick 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), and if you decide to move to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is really flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you in no time.