Learn what IonCube is as well as the reasons why it’s installed on nearly every server running PHP nowadays.
Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you get a paid script and you intend to install it in a hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it will not work efficiently because almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the cloud hosting
plans that we supply, so when you require it to install and run some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you're able to change the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you will need to enable the tool for any new version that you set. If you are more skillful, you'll be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you can operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - something that you won't be able to do with various other web hosting suppliers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we offer, so you will not have any problems if you would like to set up and work with a script application that requires the instrument so as to operate appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you're able to move forward with the application installation without delay. Because we use an innovative in-house built platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you 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 generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code inside it.