What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on nearly every present-day server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the shared website hosting
that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The very same section enables you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you decide to move to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you can set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team shall assist you quickly.