Learn what IonCube is and also why it’s installed on nearly every server running PHP these days.
A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you would like to set it up in a website hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it won't function effectively for the reason that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new web hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web app. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all hosting
plans that we provide, so any time you need it in order to install and execute some script app which requires it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to switch the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you will have to enable the instrument for each new version which you set. If you're more skillful, you will be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you'll be able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with lots of other web hosting suppliers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server
package from us, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader as the software tool is available on all servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform. We also support multiple versions of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so in case you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of code.