What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and when do you need it for your PHP apps?
To stop the reverse engineering of script applications, a number of developers encrypt their code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid applications in particular, because anyone would be able to use and change the unprotected code without paying the needed license fees. If you obtain web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as an instrument named ionCube Loader is present on the web hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encoded files and you will often find it among the prerequisites for a given script application to be installed. Since the encoded files are already precompiled, they are usually executed much faster and this will raise the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux cloud hosting service
that we provide and you will be able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to employ script applications that need it. You will be able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you can go ahead and set up the application that you'd like right away. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support several versions on our cutting-edge cloud platform. If you move to a version that you have never used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server
plan from us, you'll be able to use any script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool comes with all of the servers that are a part of our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. We also support multiple versions of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of code.