In order to stop the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encrypt their program code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, as anybody would be able to use and modify the unprotected code without having to pay the required license fees. When you purchase web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as an instrument known as ionCube Loader is a part of the website hosting server. This loader enables you to run encoded files and you will often see it on the list of prerequisites for a particular script app to be installed. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are usually executed quicker and this can enhance the general speed of your website.