What precisely is IonCube? Why is it present on almost any present-day web hosting server running PHP?
In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, a number of developers encrypt their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, as anybody could possibly use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the necessary license fees. In case you get web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a software instrument named ionCube Loader is installed on the web hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encoded files and you will often find it among the prerequisites for a certain script application to be set up. Because the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are normally executed more rapidly and this will increase the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers that are part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the cloud web hosting
that you get during the signup process, you can activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you decide to switch to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is very flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team shall help you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you buy a semi-dedicated server
plan from our company, you can employ any script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader since the software tool is installed on all servers which are part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support different versions of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so in case you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of program code.