Find what IonCube is and also why it’s installed on just about every server running PHP these days.
IonCube Loader is a tool, that's needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized use. Lots of script-driven apps, in particular online forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the cloud web hosting
that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The same section enables you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you choose to move to some other version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is quite flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall help you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server
package from our company, you'll be able to employ any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader as the software tool is installed on all of the servers which are a part of our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several versions of PHP, and if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so in case you switch back to the previous release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.