What's IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and do you need it for your PHP apps?
IonCube Loader is a tool, that's required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized use. A great number of script-driven apps, in particular discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every cloud web hosting
that we provide and you'll be able to activate it at any time with just a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script apps which need it. You're able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you will be able to go ahead and set up the application that you would like right away. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support numerous versions on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have not used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can 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
Every single semi-dedicated server
account that is set up on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, which means that you will be able to install any kind of script application which requires the software tool. Then use it to launch and maintain your online presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it will take you only a few clicks to do this. The change takes effect instantly, so you can proceed and set up the necessary script in your account. If you would like switch the PHP version that's active for your account, you need to activate ionCube for the new release too. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.