What's IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and when do you really need it for your PHP software?
To stop the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encrypt their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, since anybody could possibly use and change the unprotected code without paying the required license fees. When you purchase web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without a problem as long as a software tool called ionCube Loader is installed on the web hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encrypted files and you'll often see it as one of the prerequisites for a certain script app to be set up. Due to the fact that the encoded files are already precompiled, they're normally executed more quickly and this can increase the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all shared web hosting
plans which we provide, so when you require it to install and run some script application that needs it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you can change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to enable the tool for any new version that you set. When you're more experienced, you are able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you can manage both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - something that you cannot do with lots of other website hosting providers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each semi-dedicated server
account which is created on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, so you can set up any kind of script application that needs the software tool. Then use it in order to start and maintain your web presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do that. The change will take effect right away, so you are able to go ahead and install the needed script inside your account. If you'd like to change the PHP version that is active for the account, you need to activate ionCube for the new release as well. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each and every domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.