What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and do you really need it for your PHP software?
A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you get a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't work effectively for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new web hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added because the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all web servers which are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore whatever the cloud website hosting plan
that you get during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you decide to move to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is quite flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team shall assist you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server
package from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool is available on all servers that are a part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform. We also support different releases of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so if you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to choose 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 inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.