Find what IonCube is and the reason why it’s installed on pretty much every server running PHP these days.
IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized use. Numerous script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux website hosting
that we offer and you'll be able to enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to employ script apps which need it. You are able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you are able to proceed and install the app that you'd like right away. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, as we support a variety of releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a release that you have never used so far, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server
plan from our company, you can use any script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool is installed on all servers which are part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support different versions of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of code.