What is IonCube? Why is it present on almost any present-day server running PHP?
Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you intend to set it up in a web hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it will not function appropriately for the reason that most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh web hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web application. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared hosting
that we supply and you're able to activate it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to use script applications that need it. You'll be able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you're able to go ahead and set up the application that you need right away. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support a number of versions on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you haven't used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each semi-dedicated server
account which is generated on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, which means that you can set up any kind of script app that requires the software tool. Then employ it to launch and maintain your internet presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it will take you no more than a few clicks to do that. Your change will take effect without delay, which means that you'll be able to proceed and set up the needed script in your account. If you would like switch the PHP version that's active for your account, you will need to activate ionCube for the new release as well. Our in-house built platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each and every domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you're able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.