What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day web server running PHP?
In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, many developers encode their code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid applications in particular, as anybody could possibly use and modify the unprotected code without having to pay the required license fees. If you buy web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as a software tool known as ionCube Loader is available on the website hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encrypted files and you will often notice it as one of the prerequisites for a particular script app to be set up. Because the encoded files are already precompiled, they're generally executed much faster and this will improve the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all of the shared hosting
packages that we offer, so every time you require it to set up and execute some script application which needs it, you can enable it with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you're able to change the PHP version that's active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the tool for every new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. This way you are able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple websites inside the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with numerous other hosting providers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each and every semi-dedicated server
account that's set up on our outstanding cloud hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, so you'll be able to set up any kind of script app which requires the tool. Then use it in order to launch and maintain your internet presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it will take you no more than a couple of clicks to do this. The change will take effect instantly, which means that you'll be able to proceed and install the necessary script in your account. If you decide to change the PHP version which is active for your account, you need to activate ionCube for the new release as well. Our in-house made 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'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.