What precisely is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day hosting server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized use. A lot of script-driven applications, especially discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared web hosting
that we offer and you can enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you can work with script applications which need it. You'll be able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you can proceed and set up the app that you'd like without delay. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support multiple releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you have never used so far, you'll have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each and every semi-dedicated server
account which is generated on our modern cloud hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, which means that you will be able to set up any script app that needs the software tool. Then use it to launch and maintain your online presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it will take you no more than a few clicks to do that. Your change takes effect right away, which means that you are able to go ahead and install the needed script inside your account. If you choose to change the PHP version which is active for the account, you need to activate ionCube for the new version as well. Our in-house built platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you're able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.