What is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is a tool, that's needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. A great number of script-driven apps, in particular message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
When you obtain a cloud website hosting plan
from us, it will be set up on our custom cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you will not have any problems to manage any script app that needs the instrument to run appropriately. We also offer you a few different releases of PHP, which means that if you change the version, you'll need to activate ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, and in case you go back to the earlier version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. The PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be managed from the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Every adjustment that you make takes literally just a single click and it'll take effect instantly.