What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and when do you really need it for your PHP software?
A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you obtain a paid script and you want to set it up in a website hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't function effectively as most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh website hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web app. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single shared website hosting that we supply and you'll be able to activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you will be able to take advantage of script applications which require it. You'll be able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you can go ahead and set up the application that you need without delay. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you have not used so far, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.