What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on nearly every present-day web server running PHP?
A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you'd like to install it in a website hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function appropriately due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh website hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you get a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the cloud hosting plan
that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The very same section enables you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you would like to move to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is quite flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team shall assist you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each semi-dedicated server
account that is created on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, so you can install any script app that requires the software tool. Then employ it to start and maintain your internet presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it will take you no more than a couple of clicks to do that. Your change takes effect immediately, which means that you are able to go ahead and set up the needed script in your account. If you would like change the PHP version that is active for your account, you'll have to enable ionCube for the new version too. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.