Learn what IonCube is and also the reasons why it’s installed on pretty much every server running PHP these days.
In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encrypt their code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid apps in particular, because anyone would be able to use and change the unprotected code without paying the needed license fees. When you buy web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without any problems as long as a software tool called ionCube Loader is a part of the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encoded files and you'll often notice it on the list of prerequisites for a given script application to be installed. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they're ordinarily executed much faster and this can improve the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore regardless of the Linux shared hosting
that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section will allow you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you decide to move to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is rather flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to assist you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated servers
that we provide, so you won't have any kind of problems in case you'd like to set up and work with some script app that requires the software instrument to operate appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, therefore you are able to move forward with the application set up without delay. As we employ a revolutionary custom platform and we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release 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 a couple of lines of program code within it.