Discover what IonCube is and also why it’s installed on virtually every server running PHP presently.
Lots of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you buy a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a web hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it won't function properly as almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh website hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web app. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux hosting package that we offer and you can enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to employ script applications which need it. You will be able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you'll be able to go ahead and set up the application that you would like right away. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support multiple releases on our hi-tech cloud platform. If you move to a version that you haven't used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.