What is IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and do you really need it for your PHP apps?
Lots of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you purchase a paid script and you would like to set it up in a web hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate properly since most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux cloud web hosting that we offer and you're able to enable it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications which require it. You will be able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you will be able to proceed and install the app that you would like right away. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support a variety of releases on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you haven't used so far, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.