What precisely is IonCube? Why is it present on nearly every present-day hosting server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. A lot of script-driven applications, especially discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared web hosting
through our company, it will be set up on our custom-built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you won't have any problems to manage any script app that needs the tool in order to function appropriately. Furthermore, we supply a few different releases of PHP, so in case you switch the version, you will need to enable ionCube again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, and when you move back to the earlier version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be managed from the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Any adjustment that you do takes literally just a single click and it will take effect instantly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each semi-dedicated server
account that's generated on our modern cloud website hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, which means that you'll be able to set up any script application that requires the tool. Then employ it to start and maintain your world wide web presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a couple of clicks to do this. The change will take effect immediately, so you will be able to go ahead and set up the necessary script inside your account. If you choose to switch the PHP version which is active for the account, you need to activate ionCube for the new release as well. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each and every domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you will be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.