What is IonCube? Why is it present on nearly every present-day server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. Numerous script-driven applications, particularly online forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
When you obtain a Linux cloud service
from our company, it will be created on our custom cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you will not have any kind of problems to manage any script app which needs the tool in order to function properly. Furthermore, we provide a few different versions of PHP, therefore if you switch the version, you'll need to activate ionCube again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, so in case you go back to the earlier version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be operated from the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Any adjustment that you do takes literally just a single click and it'll take effect immediately.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all of the semi-dedicated servers
that we provide, so you won't encounter any problems in case you would like to install and work with some script application that requires the tool so as to operate properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, therefore you'll be able to proceed with the app installation without delay. Since we employ an innovative custom-built platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code inside it.