Learn what IonCube is as well as the reason why it’s set up on nearly every server running PHP nowadays.
In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, numerous developers encrypt their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody would be able to use and change the unprotected code without paying the necessary license fees. If you get web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is a part of the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encrypted files and you'll often find it among the prerequisites for a given script app to be installed. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're normally executed much faster and this will raise the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all the shared web hosting
packages which we supply, so every time you need it in order to install and run a script application which needs it, you can activate it with a single click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you're able to change the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. When you are more skillful, you will be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. This way you're able to run both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - a thing that you cannot do with many other hosting providers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because all of the semi-dedicated server
accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script app which needs this software tool so as to function efficiently. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. As we support a couple of versions of PHP concurrently, you'll need to do that each and every time you move to a new release, but when you revert back to a version that you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have multiple sites in the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you can create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you are able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.