What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day server running PHP?
A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you would like to install it in a hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't work properly for the reason that most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh web 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 cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore whatever the cloud web hosting that you choose during the signup process, you can enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The same section enables you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you want to move to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is very flexible, you can set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will be able to assist you quickly.