What is IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and do you need it for your PHP apps?
In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, a lot of developers encrypt their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, as anybody would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the necessary license fees. If you acquire web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a software tool named ionCube Loader is present on the hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encoded files and you will often see it on the list of prerequisites for a given script app to be installed. Because the encoded files are already precompiled, they're generally executed a lot faster and this can raise the general speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that regardless of the Linux shared website hosting
that you select during the signup process, you can enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you choose to switch to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you can set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will be able to assist you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each semi-dedicated server
account which is generated on our modern cloud website hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, and you will be able to install any script application which requires the software tool. Then employ it in order to launch and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you only a few clicks to do that. The change takes effect instantly, so you can go ahead and set up the needed script in your account. If you decide to switch the PHP version that is active for the account, you should enable ionCube for the new version too. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.