What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and do you need it for your PHP apps?
Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate appropriately because almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you wish to use some paid web app. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud web hosting
plans which we offer, so if you need it in order to set up and run a script application which requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to switch the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you will have to enable the instrument for any new version which you set. If you're more skillful, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you'll be able to run both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - something that you won't be able to do with various other website hosting suppliers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all semi-dedicated plans
that we provide, and you won't encounter any kind of problems if you would like to set up and use a script app which requires the tool so as to function appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you can move forward with the app set up without delay. As we employ a hi-tech tailor-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code within it.