What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and do you need it for your PHP apps?
Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a website hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate properly due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh web hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web application. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added because the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared website hosting that we offer and you'll be able to activate it at any time with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications which need it. You can do this through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you're able to proceed and set up the application that you need without delay. The same section allows you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support multiple releases on our hi-tech cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you have not used to date, you will need to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.