What precisely 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, numerous developers encode their code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, since anyone would be able to use and change the unencrypted code without having to pay the required license fees. When you obtain web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a software tool called ionCube Loader is available on the hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encrypted files and you'll often see it as one of the prerequisites for a given script application to be set up. Because the encoded files are already precompiled, they are usually executed more rapidly and this will increase the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all shared website hosting
packages which we supply, so when you require it to set up and run a script app which requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you can change the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you will need to enable the tool for each new version that you set. In case you are more experienced, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. This way you can run both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - a thing that you cannot do with various other hosting service providers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each semi-dedicated server
account that's set up on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, and you will be able to set up any kind of script application that needs the software tool. Then employ it to launch and maintain your internet presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a few clicks to do this. Your change will take effect right away, which means that you'll be able to go ahead and install the needed script in your account. If you choose to change the PHP version which is active for the account, you'll need to enable ionCube for the new release too. Our in-house built platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.