Find out what IonCube is and also the reasons why it’s installed on nearly every server running PHP these days.
In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, numerous developers encode their program code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, since anybody could possibly use and modify the unprotected code without paying the required license fees. If you acquire web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as a software instrument called ionCube Loader is available on the website hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encoded files and you'll often notice it as one of the prerequisites for a certain script application to be set up. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're generally executed much faster and this can improve the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Website Hosting
When you buy a Linux website hosting
from us, it'll be created on our tailor-made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you will not have any problems to run any script app which needs the instrument to run properly. We also provide a few different releases of PHP, so in case you change the version, you'll have to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the changes you make, and when you switch back to the earlier release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version and the ionCube tool can be operated from the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Every change that you do takes literally just a single click and it'll take effect instantly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server
plan from us, you'll be able to use any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool comes with all the servers that are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support various versions of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code.