To prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encrypt their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, since anyone would be able to use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the required license fees. If you obtain web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a software tool named ionCube Loader is a part of the website hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encoded files and you'll often notice it as one of the prerequisites for a given script app to be set up. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they are normally executed much faster and this can boost the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all shared hosting plans which we supply, so every time you require it in order to set up and execute some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you are able to change the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you need to enable the instrument for any new version which you set. If you're more experienced, you can use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you're able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - something that you can't do with a lot of other hosting service providers on the market.