Learn what IonCube is and also why it’s installed on virtually every server running PHP presently.
To avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encrypt their code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, since anybody could possibly use and modify the unprotected code without paying the required license fees. If you acquire web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a software tool named ionCube Loader is a part of the hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encoded files and you will often find it on the list of prerequisites for a given script application to be set up. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're normally executed faster and this will raise the general speed of your site.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each web hosting
that we provide and you're able to activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you will be able to work with script applications that need it. You will be able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you are able to proceed and set up the application that you need right away. The very same section allows you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support multiple versions on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a release that you haven't used so far, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server
plan from us, you will be able to use any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader because the software tool is available on all of the servers that are a part of our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several releases of PHP, and if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you move back to the previous release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.