What is IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you really need it for your PHP software?
A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you intend to set it up in a hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not operate efficiently because most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared website hosting package
that we provide and you will be able to activate it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to use script applications which need it. You are able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, therefore you'll be able to proceed and set up the app that you'd like right away. The very same section allows you to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support numerous releases on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you've never used to date, you will need to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you buy a semi-dedicated server
plan from us, you'll be able to employ any script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool is available on all the servers that are part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple versions of PHP, and if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code.