What's IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and do you really need it for your PHP applications?
To stop the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encode their code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, since anybody could possibly use and modify the unencrypted code without having to pay the required license fees. If you obtain web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as a software instrument called ionCube Loader is a part of the web hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encoded files and you'll often find it on the list of prerequisites for a given script app to be set up. Because the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are ordinarily executed more rapidly and this will boost the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the shared website hosting plan
that you select during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The same section will allow you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you decide to switch to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is quite flexible, you can set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will be able to help you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
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 tool so as to run properly. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. As we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to do that each time you switch to a different release, but when you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have multiple sites inside the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you're able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.