What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day web hosting server running PHP?
Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you obtain a paid script and you'd like to install it in a website hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it will not work efficiently because most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new web hosting account and you want to use some paid web app. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux hosting
that we offer and you are able to enable it at any time with only a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script applications which require it. You are able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you will be able to go ahead and set up the application that you'd like without delay. The very same section allows you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support a variety of releases on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you have never used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we offer, and you won't encounter any kind of problems if you would like to set up and work with some script app which requires the tool so as to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, therefore you are able to move forward with the application installation without any delays. As we employ a revolutionary custom-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code inside it.