What's IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you need it for your PHP software?
Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you purchase a paid script and you wish to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't function efficiently as most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web application. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux cloud package that we supply and you'll be able to enable it at any time with only a few clicks, so you can use script apps which need it. You'll be able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you will be able to go ahead and install the app that you need without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support several releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you move to a version that you have not used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.