Find out what IonCube is and also the reasons why it’s set up on just about every server running PHP these days.
Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you buy a paid script and you wish to install it in a hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function effectively for the reason that most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new web hosting account and you wish to use some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
If you purchase a Linux cloud website hosting
through us, it will be created on our in-house built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you will not have any problems to run any script application that needs the tool in order to function properly. We also supply a few different releases of PHP, so in case you change the version, you will have to activate ionCube again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, which means that in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. The PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be managed from the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Each change that you do takes literally just a click and it will take effect immediately.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting services
that we provide, so you won't experience any problems if you'd like to install and use a script app that requires the instrument so as to operate properly. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you can move forward with the application set up without delay. Because we employ a hi-tech custom platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code in it.