What is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day web server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. A large number of script-driven apps, especially forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all cloud hosting
packages which we supply, so any time you need it in order to install and run some script app which needs it, you can enable it with a click inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to change the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to enable the tool for every new version which you set. When you are more skillful, you are able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the entire account. This way you'll be able to run both new and older script apps for multiple websites in the same account - a thing that you cannot do with many other website hosting service providers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each and every semi-dedicated server
account that is set up on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, and you will be able to set up any script application that needs the tool. Then use it to launch and maintain your online presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a couple of clicks to do this. The change will take effect instantly, so you are able to go ahead and install the needed script inside your account. If you'd like to change the PHP version which is active for the account, you'll have to enable ionCube for the new release too. Our in-house made 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'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.