Find out what IonCube is and also the reasons why it’s installed on just about every server running PHP these days.
Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you acquire a paid script and you'd like to install it in a web hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate efficiently as most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new web hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web app. If you obtain a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all the website hosting
plans that we offer, so when you require it to set up and run some script application which needs it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you can change the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for any new version which you set. If you are more skillful, you're able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. This way you will be able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - a thing that you can't do with many other web hosting providers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all the semi-dedicated servers
that we provide, so you will not encounter any problems in case you'd like to set up and use a script app which requires the tool to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you'll be able to proceed with the app installation without any delays. For the reason that we use an avant-garde tailor-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also 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 a couple of lines of program code within it.