What precisely is IonCube? Why is it present on almost any present-day server running PHP?
A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encode their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you intend to set it up in a website hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't work properly since almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web application. If you get a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux web hosting
that we provide and you're able to enable it at any time with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to employ script applications that require it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you can go ahead and install the app that you'd like right away. The same section will allow you to change the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support a variety of releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you have not used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
that we offer, and you will not experience any problems if you would like to set up and use a script application which requires the software tool in order to operate appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you're able to proceed with the application set up without delay. Because we employ a revolutionary custom-made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code inside it.