What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and when do you need it for your PHP applications?
A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you buy a paid script and you intend to set it up in a website hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it will not operate properly due to the fact that almost all 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 installed when you get a new hosting account and you want to employ some paid web app. If you buy a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared package
that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you choose to switch to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team shall help you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Every single semi-dedicated server
account that is set up on our outstanding cloud hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, so you will be able to set up any kind of script application which requires the tool. Then use it to start and maintain your world wide web presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it will take you no more than a couple of clicks to do that. Your change will take effect instantly, so you are able to proceed and set up the needed script inside your account. If you'd like to change the PHP version that's active for the account, you should enable ionCube for the new release as well. Our in-house made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you're able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.