What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day server running PHP?
A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you get a paid script and you would like to install it in a website hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it won't function appropriately since most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new web hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all of the shared hosting
packages that we supply, so every time you require it in order to set up and run a script app that needs it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you'll be able to change the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you will need to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. If you're more experienced, you'll be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you'll be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with various other web hosting service providers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated packages
that we provide, and you won't experience any kind of problems in case you'd like to set up and use some script app which requires the tool in order to operate properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, so you are able to move forward with the app set up without delay. Due to the fact that we employ an avant-garde in-house made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate 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 a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code inside it.