What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and when do you really need it for your PHP software?
IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized use. A large number of script-driven apps, in particular message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
If you purchase a Linux cloud website hosting package from us, it'll be set up on our in-house built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you won't have any kind of problems to manage any script app that requires the tool in order to run properly. We also offer a few different releases of PHP, so in case you change the version, you will need to activate ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, and in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be enabled. The PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be managed through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you do takes literally just a single click and it'll take effect right away.