What is IonCube? Why is it present on nearly every present-day web hosting server running PHP?
Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you buy a paid script and you intend to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not work appropriately because most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh hosting account and you wish to take advantage of some paid web application. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud website hosting package
that we provide and you can enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to employ script applications which need it. You are able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you're able to go ahead and install the app that you need right away. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, because we support numerous versions on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you have not used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated packages
that we offer, which means that you will not have any problems in case you would like to set up and work with some script app that requires the tool in order to function properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, therefore you can proceed with the app set up without delay. Because we use a revolutionary custom-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code in it.