What is IonCube? Why is it present on almost any present-day web server running PHP?
Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you get a paid script and you want to set it up in a web hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it won't work appropriately since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new website hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared web hosting package that we provide and you'll be able to activate it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to employ script applications which need it. You're able to do that from the PHP Configuration section 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 proceed and set up the application that you would like without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support several versions on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you have never used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.