Find what IonCube is and also the reasons why it’s installed on virtually every server running PHP these days.
IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all the website hosting packages which we offer, so any time you require it to install and execute a script application that requires it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you're able to switch the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you will have to enable the tool for every new version that you set. If you're more skillful, you're able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you're able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with a lot of other website hosting suppliers available on the market.