Discover what IonCube is and also the reasons why it’s installed on almost every server running PHP nowadays.
IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. Various script-driven applications, in particular community forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
When you obtain a cloud website hosting
through us, it'll be created on our in-house built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any kind of problems to manage any script application that needs the instrument in order to run appropriately. We also provide a few different versions of PHP, so if you switch the version, you'll need to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the changes you make, and in case you go back to the earlier release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be operated through the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Every change that you do takes literally just a click and it will take effect at once.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy a semi-dedicated server
plan from us, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool comes with all of the servers which are a part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support different versions of PHP, therefore if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and if you switch back to the previous release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.