What is IonCube? Why is it present on almost any present-day web hosting server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. A large number of script-driven applications, in particular message boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
If you get a shared website hosting
from us, it will be set up on our tailor-made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you will not have any problems to manage any script application which requires the tool in order to function properly. Furthermore, we provide a few different versions of PHP, which means that if you change the version, you'll have to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, which means that if you move back to the previous release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be operated from the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Any change that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it'll take effect instantly.