Find out what IonCube is and why it’s set up on just about every server running PHP presently.
To stop the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encrypt their program code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, since anybody would be able to use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the required license fees. When you purchase web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a tool named ionCube Loader is installed on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encrypted files and you'll often see it as one of the prerequisites for a particular script application to be set up. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're usually executed more quickly and this can enhance the general speed of your site.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, so whatever the website hosting
that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not have 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), which means that if you would like to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is really flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team shall assist you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Due to the fact that all of the semi-dedicated server
accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application which needs the tool in order to run effectively. With several clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. As we support a couple of versions of PHP concurrently, you'll need to do this each time you move to a new release, but when you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. In case you have several websites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you are able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you'll be able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.