What's IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you need it for your PHP applications?
IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Numerous script-driven apps, especially forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every cloud web hosting plan
that we offer and you'll be able to activate it at any time with just a few clicks, so you will be able to work with script apps that need it. You can do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you're able to proceed and install the application that you would like without delay. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP release which is active for your account, because we support several releases on our cutting-edge cloud platform. In case you move to a version that you've never used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.