What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and do you need it for your PHP applications?
Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files in order 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 that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you intend to install it in a website hosting account, a software 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 manage to do that, it will not work appropriately since most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh website hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web app. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
When you obtain a Linux shared hosting from us, it will be created on our in-house built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any kind of problems to manage any script app that requires the tool in order to function appropriately. We also offer you a few different versions of PHP, so if you switch the version, you'll need to activate ionCube once again. Our system remembers the changes you make, and in case you go back to the earlier release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. The PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be operated from the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you do takes literally just a single click and it will take effect instantly.