What's IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you need it for your PHP applications?
Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you get a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not function properly because most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web app. If you obtain 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 Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single web hosting that we offer and you are able to enable it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you can work with script applications that require it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you're able to proceed and install the application that you need right away. The very same section allows you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, because we support numerous versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you haven't used so far, you'll have to enable 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.