In order to stop the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encrypt their code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid applications in particular, since anyone could possibly use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the needed license fees. If 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 available on the web hosting server. This loader allows you to run encrypted files and you will often notice it among the prerequisites for a particular script app to be installed. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are generally executed a lot quicker and this can raise the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all the cloud website hosting packages that we offer, so any time you need it to install and run some script app which requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you're able to change the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for any new version which you set. In case you are more experienced, you'll be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you're able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you cannot do with various other hosting service providers available on the market.