Learn what IonCube is and the reasons why it’s installed on virtually every server running PHP presently.
Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you get a paid script and you intend to set it up in a web hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't work efficiently for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh website hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you acquire a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to activate it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to work with script applications which need it. You will be able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you can proceed and install the app that you need right away. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our cutting-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you haven't used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.