What is IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you really need it for your PHP apps?
IonCube Loader is a tool, that's needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A great number of script-driven apps, particularly discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared hosting
from us, it will be created on our in-house made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you won't have any problems to manage any script app which needs the tool to run appropriately. We also offer you a few different releases of PHP, therefore if you change the version, you'll need to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the changes you make, and if you switch back to the previous release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be operated through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Each change that you do takes literally just a single click and it will take effect immediately.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Because all semi-dedicated server
accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script application which requires the software tool in order to function properly. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. Because we support a couple of versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to do this each and every time you switch to a new version, but when you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have a couple of sites in the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you're able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of program code you will be able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.