What's IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you really need it for your PHP apps?
Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you obtain a paid script and you want to install it in a hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work effectively due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new hosting account and you want to use some paid web application. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore regardless of the cloud hosting package
that you get during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The very same section will allow you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you would like to move to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is really flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team shall assist you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Every single semi-dedicated server
account which is created on our modern cloud hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, and you can set up any kind of script app that requires the software tool. Then use it in order to start and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. The change will take effect right away, which means that you are able to go ahead and install the needed script in your account. If you would like change the PHP version that is active for your account, you will need to enable ionCube for the new release as well. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.