What is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day hosting server running PHP?
Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you acquire a paid script and you want to set it up in a web hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work effectively as almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new website hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web app. If you get a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud web hosting plan that we provide and you're able to enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you can work with script applications which need it. You'll be able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you are able to proceed and install the app that you'd like without delay. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a variety of versions on our hi-tech cloud platform. If you move to a release that you haven't used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.