Discover what IonCube is and also the reasons why it’s set up on just about every server running PHP today.
Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you get a paid script and you'd like to install it in a website hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it will not work properly due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to employ some paid web app. If you get a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added because the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every hosting
that we provide and you're able to activate it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you can use script apps which need it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you will be able to go ahead and install the app that you need right away. The same section will allow you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a variety of releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you have never used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.