What precisely is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day web server running PHP?
Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you get a paid script and you would like to set it up in a website hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not function appropriately since almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to employ some paid web application. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux shared hosting
that you get during the signup process, you can activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The very same section enables you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you decide to move to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is quite flexible, you may even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to assist you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server
accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app that needs this software tool so as to run efficiently. With several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. Because we support several releases of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do this each time you move to a new release, and when you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have several sites inside the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you're able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you will be able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.