What is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day hosting server running PHP?
In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encode their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, since anybody could possibly use and modify the unprotected code without paying the needed license fees. When you get web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a software tool known as ionCube Loader is present on the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encoded files and you'll often find it among the prerequisites for a given script app to be set up. Due to the fact that the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are generally executed more rapidly and this can enhance the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every cloud website hosting plan
that we offer and you're able to activate it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you will be able to work with script applications which need it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, therefore you're able to proceed and install the application that you'd like right away. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support multiple releases on our cutting-edge cloud platform. If you move to a version that you haven't used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Due to the fact that all of the semi-dedicated server
accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script app which needs this tool in order to work efficiently. With several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. Because we support a couple of releases of PHP concurrently, you will have to do this each and every time you move to a different version, but when you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have multiple sites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you will be able to set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of code you are able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.