What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day hosting server running PHP?
A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you would like to install it in a web hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not work properly due to the fact that most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web application. If you buy a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared web hosting that we supply and you will be able to activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to work with script apps that require it. You're able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you are able to go ahead and set up the application that you need right away. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support several versions on our hi-tech cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have not used so far, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.