What is IonCube? Why is it present on almost any present-day web hosting server running PHP?
In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encode their program code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid apps in particular, since anybody could possibly use and change the unencrypted code without paying the required license fees. In case you obtain web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without a problem as long as an instrument named ionCube Loader is a part of the hosting server. This loader enables you to run encoded files and you'll often see it on the list of prerequisites for a given script app to be set up. Since the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are normally executed a lot faster and this will boost the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so irrespective of the website hosting plan
that you select during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you would like to switch to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is very flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will be able to assist you quickly.