What precisely is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day hosting server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. A lot of script-driven apps, in particular message boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though 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 due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud hosting
plans that we offer, so any time you require it in order to set up and execute a script application which needs it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you'll be able to change the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you'll need to activate the tool for each new version that you set. When you're more skillful, you will be able to 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 that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you're able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - something that you will not be able to do with various other web hosting suppliers available on the market.