What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and when do you really need it for your PHP apps?
To stop the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encode their program code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid applications in particular, since anybody would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without having to pay the required license fees. In case you buy web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as a software tool known as ionCube Loader is installed on the web hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encoded files and you will often notice it as one of the prerequisites for a certain script application to be installed. Due to the fact that the encoded files are already precompiled, they're ordinarily executed much faster and this will raise the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all web hosting
packages that we offer, so if you need it in order to set up and run some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you'll be able to switch the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for any new version that you set. If you are more skillful, you are able to use 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 website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you can manage both new and older script apps for multiple websites in the same account - something that you will not be able to do with lots of other website hosting suppliers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each semi-dedicated server
account which is generated on our modern cloud web hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, and you'll be able to set up any kind of script app which requires the software tool. Then employ it to launch and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a few clicks to do that. The change will take effect right away, which means that you're able to go ahead and install the needed script inside your account. If you decide to switch the PHP version that is active for the account, you'll have to activate ionCube for the new version as well. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you will be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.