What is IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you need it for your PHP software?
A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you would like to install it in a website hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you can't install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it will not function efficiently due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you buy a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the Linux shared hosting that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The exact same section allows you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you would like to switch to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall assist you very quickly.