What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and when do you need it for your PHP software?
Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you buy a paid script and you intend to install it in a website hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not work properly for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you want to employ some paid web app. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the web hosting
plans which we offer, so any time you require it to install and run some script application which requires it, you can activate it with a single click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you'll be able to switch the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. When you are more skillful, you'll be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you will be able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - something that you can't do with a lot of other hosting providers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each semi-dedicated server
account that's created on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, and you can set up any kind of script application that requires the software tool. Then employ it to launch and maintain your web presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it will take you only a few clicks to do that. Your change takes effect instantly, so you're able to proceed and set up the needed script in your account. If you would like change the PHP version that is active for your account, you'll have to enable ionCube for the new release as well. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you are able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.