What's 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 won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you buy a paid script and you wish to set it up in a website hosting account, an instrument known as 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 manage to do that, it will not operate appropriately for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new web hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web app. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared web hosting service
that we provide and you are able to activate it at any time with only a few clicks, so you can employ script applications which need it. You can do that through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, therefore you'll be able to proceed and install the application that you'd like without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support several versions on our advanced cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you have never used so far, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you get a semi-dedicated server
package from our company, you'll be able to use any script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool is installed on all servers which are part of our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple versions of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code.