Learn what IonCube is and the reasons why it’s set up on nearly every server running PHP today.
Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you buy a paid script and you wish to install it in a hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't function properly due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new web hosting account and you want to employ some paid web app. If you acquire a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single shared hosting
that we offer and you're able to activate it at any time with only a few clicks, so you can use script applications which require it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration section 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 within a minute, which means that you can go ahead and set up the application that you'd like without delay. The same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, as we support several versions on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you've never used so far, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated hosting services
that we offer, which means that you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and work with a script app which requires the software tool in order to function properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you can move forward with the app set up without delay. For the reason that we use a revolutionary custom-built platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code in it.