What's IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and do you need it for your PHP software?
In order to stop the reverse engineering of script applications, a lot of developers encode their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, because anyone could possibly use and change the unencrypted code without paying the needed license fees. In case you obtain web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a software tool known as ionCube Loader is a part of the web hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encoded files and you will often find it as one of the prerequisites for a certain script app to be set up. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they're ordinarily executed faster and this will enhance the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
If you purchase a Linux cloud web hosting package
through our company, it'll be set up on our custom-built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you will not have any kind of problems to run any script app that needs the tool in order to function properly. Furthermore, we offer a few different releases of PHP, therefore in case you change the version, you'll have to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, so if you go back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version and the ionCube tool can be operated through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Every change that you do takes literally just a single click and it'll take effect right away.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
that we offer, and you won't have any problems if you'd like to install and use a script app that requires the instrument to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, so you can move forward with the application set up without any delays. As we use a revolutionary in-house built platform and we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code inside it.