What's IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you need it for your PHP apps?
In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, numerous developers encrypt their code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, as anyone would be able to use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the needed license fees. If you get web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a tool named ionCube Loader is present on the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encoded files and you'll often find it on the list of prerequisites for a certain script application to be set up. Because the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are generally executed much faster and this can boost the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers that are part of our cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux cloud plan
that you select during the signup process, you can enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you choose to switch to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is very flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will assist you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Every single semi-dedicated server
account which is created on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, and you'll be able to install any kind of script app that needs the software tool. Then use it in order to launch and maintain your web 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 that. The change will take effect right away, which means that you will be able to proceed and set up the necessary script inside your account. If you would like switch the PHP version that is active for your account, you need to activate ionCube for the new version too. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you will be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.