Learn what IonCube is as well as the reasons why it’s installed on almost every server running PHP these days.
In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, a lot of developers encrypt their program code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid apps in particular, because anyone would be able to use and modify the unprotected code without paying the needed license fees. If you acquire web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without a problem as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is available on the website hosting server. This loader allows you to run encrypted files and you'll often see it on the list of prerequisites for a given script application to be set up. Because the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're normally executed much faster and this will increase the general speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the shared hosting
that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The very same section enables you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you choose to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is really flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team will assist you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all the semi-dedicated servers
that we offer, which means that you won't experience any problems in case you would like to set up and work with a script application which requires the tool in order to function properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you are able to move forward with the application installation without any delays. For the reason that we use a revolutionary tailor-made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. You will also 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 creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code in it.