Discover what IonCube is and the reasons why it’s set up on just about every server running PHP today.
In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encode their code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody would be able to use and change the unencrypted code without paying the needed license fees. In case you get web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without any problems as long as a tool named ionCube Loader is present on the web hosting server. This loader enables you to run encrypted files and you'll often find it among the prerequisites for a particular script app to be set up. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are usually executed more rapidly and this can increase the general speed of your site.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the website hosting plan
that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you want to move to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you can set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall help you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans
that we supply, so you won't have any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and work with a script app that requires the tool in order to operate properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside 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, so you're able to proceed with the application set up without delay. As we employ a revolutionary tailor-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version 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 several lines of program code within it.