What precisely is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized use. A lot of script-driven apps, especially discussion forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so irrespective of the Linux website hosting package
that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you choose to move to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is really flexible, you can set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will help you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each semi-dedicated server
account that's generated on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, which means that you can install any kind of script app which needs the tool. Then use it in order to launch and maintain your internet presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you only a few clicks to do this. The change takes effect immediately, which means that you are able to go ahead and install the needed script in your account. If you choose to change the PHP version that is active for the account, you need to enable ionCube for the new version too. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you are able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.