What is IonCube? Why is it present on nearly every present-day hosting server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. A great number of script-driven apps, particularly forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers that are part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that whatever the cloud website hosting
that you get during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The same section enables you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you choose to switch to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is rather flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will help you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the semi-dedicated hosting
that we provide, so you won't experience any problems if you would like to set up and use some script app which requires the software tool in order to function properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, which means that you can proceed with the app installation without any delays. For the reason that we use a hi-tech custom platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code in it.