What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day web server running PHP?
Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you buy a paid script and you want to set it up in a website hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate effectively since most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web app. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since 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 offer and you will be able to activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you can employ script applications which require it. You're able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you are able to proceed and install the app that you need without delay. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. If you move to a release that you haven't used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each and every semi-dedicated server
account which is created on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, and you can install any kind of script app that needs the software tool. Then employ it in order to launch and maintain your internet presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do that. The change takes effect right away, so you will be able to proceed and install the needed script inside your account. If you decide to switch the PHP version that is active for the account, you should enable ionCube for the new version as well. Our in-house made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.