What's IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and do you really need it for your PHP apps?
A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encode their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you buy a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't work properly due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh hosting account and you would like to use some paid web application. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared website hosting plan
that we offer and you'll be able to activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to work with script apps that require it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you're able to go ahead and install the app that you'd like right away. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a number of versions on our advanced cloud platform. In case you move to a version that you have never used so far, you will have to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server
package from our company, you'll be able to employ any script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool comes with all of the servers that are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various releases of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so in case you move back to the previous release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of program code.