What is IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and do you really need it for your PHP applications?
To avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, many developers encode their code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, as anyone could possibly use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the needed license fees. If you acquire web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as a software tool known as ionCube Loader is a part of the web hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encoded files and you will often find it among the prerequisites for a certain script application to be installed. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they're ordinarily executed more quickly and this can improve the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
When you get a cloud website hosting plan
from us, it will be created on our tailor-made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any problems to run any script application which requires the instrument in order to function properly. In addition, we offer you a few different releases of PHP, which means that in case you change the version, you will need to activate ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, so if you switch back to the previous release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be operated through the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Every adjustment that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it'll take effect instantly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans
that we provide, so you won't encounter any problems in case you would like to set up and work with a script app which requires the software instrument in order to function properly. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, which means that you're able to move forward with the app set up without delay. For the reason that we employ an innovative in-house made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code inside it.