What is IonCube? Why is it present on nearly every present-day web hosting server running PHP?
To stop the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encrypt their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, since anyone could possibly use and modify the unprotected code without paying the needed license fees. In case you buy web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without any problems as long as a tool known as ionCube Loader is present on the web hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encrypted files and you will often see it among the prerequisites for a particular script app to be set up. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're normally executed a lot faster and this will improve the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all cloud hosting
plans which we supply, so every time you need it in order to install and run some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you're able to change the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to enable the tool for every new version that you set. In case you are more skillful, you'll be able to take advantage of 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. Thus you'll be able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - something that you can't do with lots of other website hosting suppliers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans
that we provide, and you won't experience any problems if you'd like to install and use some script app that requires the software instrument to function appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you're able to proceed with the application installation without delay. Due to the fact that we employ an innovative in-house built platform and we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code inside it.