What precisely is IonCube? Why is it present on almost any present-day web server running PHP?
To avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, many developers encrypt their program code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, because anybody would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without having to pay the needed license fees. When you buy web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without a problem as long as an instrument known as ionCube Loader is installed on the web hosting server. This loader enables you to run encoded files and you'll often see it as one of the prerequisites for a particular script application to be installed. Due to the fact that the encoded files are already precompiled, they are ordinarily executed quicker and this can improve the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux shared website hosting package
that we provide and you are able to enable it at any time with only a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script apps which need it. You'll be able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, therefore you will be able to proceed and install the app that you'd like without delay. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a variety of releases on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have not used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As all the semi-dedicated server
accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script app which needs the tool in order to work effectively. 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's currently active for your account. As we support several versions of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do this each time you move to a different version, but if you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have a couple of sites in the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you're able to create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of code you are able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.