What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day server running PHP?
In order to stop the reverse engineering of script applications, many developers encrypt their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid apps in particular, as anybody would be able to use and change the unencrypted code without paying the needed license fees. If you purchase web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as a tool called ionCube Loader is present on the website hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encrypted files and you'll often notice it on the list of prerequisites for a given script application to be set up. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are normally executed quicker and this will improve the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all web hosting
plans that we offer, so any time you need it in order to set up and run a script application that needs it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you'll be able to change the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to enable the instrument for any new version which you set. When you are more skillful, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you are able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you will not be able to do with numerous other website hosting providers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
that we supply, and you won't experience any kind of problems if you would like to set up and use some script app that requires the instrument to operate properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, therefore you're able to proceed with the app set up without delay. Because we employ a cutting-edge custom-built platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code in it.