What is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day hosting server running PHP?
Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you would like to install it in a web hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not function appropriately since most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web application. If you buy a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all the website hosting
packages which we provide, so when you need it to install and run a script app which requires it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you can switch the PHP release which is active for your account from the same section, you need to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. If you're more skillful, you'll be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you'll be able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with a lot of other website hosting suppliers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all the semi-dedicated servers
that we offer, and you will not encounter any kind of problems if you'd like to install and work with a script app that requires the software instrument in order to operate appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, therefore you are able to proceed with the application set up without delay. As we employ an innovative tailor-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code in it.