What precisely is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day hosting server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. Lots of script-driven apps, especially forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard to install it if 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 will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared web hosting
from us, it'll be set up on our custom-built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you won't have any kind of problems to run any script application that needs the tool to function appropriately. In addition, we supply several different releases of PHP, so in case you switch the version, you'll need to enable ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, and when you switch back to the earlier version of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. The PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be managed through the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it'll take effect at once.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server
plan from our company, you will be able to employ any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool is installed on all the servers which are a part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. We also support various versions of PHP, and if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for this 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 experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of code.