What is IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you need it for your PHP applications?
IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Various script-driven applications, especially discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the website hosting
plans which we provide, so when you need it in order to set up and run some script application which requires it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you can switch the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for any new version that you set. When you are more experienced, you can employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you are able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - something that you can't do with a lot of other hosting service providers on the market.