What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on almost any present-day server running PHP?
Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you acquire a paid script and you'd like to install it in a website hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not operate properly since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to employ some paid web app. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux shared web hosting
that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section will allow you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you choose to move to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will help you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you aquire a semi-dedicated server
plan from our company, you'll be able to employ any kind of script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader because the software tool is available on all the servers that are a part of our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform. We also support different releases of PHP, and if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of code.