Discover what IonCube is and also why it’s installed on just about every server running PHP today.
A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you obtain a paid script and you wish to install it in a hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not work appropriately as most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to employ some paid web application. If you get a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux cloud web hosting package that we provide and you are able to enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you will be able to employ script apps that require it. You will be able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, therefore you're able to go ahead and install the application that you would like right away. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you move to a version that you have never used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.