What's IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you really need it for your PHP applications?
Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you get a paid script and you'd like to install it in a website hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it will not work efficiently due to the fact that most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux cloud hosting package
that we offer and you are able to activate it at any time with only a few clicks, so you can work with script applications which need it. You are able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you're able to go ahead and set up the app that you'd like right away. The exact same section allows you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support several releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you have never used so far, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server
package from our company, you can use any script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader because the tool comes with all the servers which are part of our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support different versions of PHP, and if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and if you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.