What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and do you need it for your PHP applications?
In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, a lot of developers encode their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, since anybody would be able to use and change the unprotected code without having to pay the needed license fees. When you acquire web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without any problems as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is present on the website hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encrypted files and you will often find it as one of the prerequisites for a given script app to be set up. Because the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're normally executed more rapidly and this can increase the general speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
If you get a Linux shared hosting
through our company, it will be created on our custom-made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any kind of problems to run any script app that needs the tool in order to run appropriately. We also offer you several different versions of PHP, therefore if you switch the version, you will need to enable ionCube again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, which means that if you switch back to the previous release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be managed from the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Any adjustment that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it takes effect at once.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we offer, so you won't encounter any kind of problems if you would like to set up and use a script application that requires the software instrument in order to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, which means that you can proceed with the application installation without delay. Due to the fact that we use a hi-tech custom-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code in it.