What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and do you need it for your PHP apps?
To avoid the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encode their program code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid apps in particular, since anyone could possibly use and modify the unencrypted code without having to pay the needed license fees. If you purchase web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is available on the web hosting server. This loader allows you to run encoded files and you will often see it as one of the prerequisites for a certain script app to be installed. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they are usually executed much faster and this can boost the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared plan
that we offer and you can activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you can use script apps that require it. You'll be able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you are able to go ahead and set up the application that you'd like right away. The very same section allows you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you have not used to date, you will need to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans
that we offer, and you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you would like to set up and use some script application that requires the software instrument to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you'll be able to proceed with the app installation without delay. For the reason that we employ a hi-tech custom platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader or 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 few lines of code in it.