What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and when do you need it for your PHP software?
Lots of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you buy a paid script and you intend to set it up in a hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate efficiently since most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web app. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so irrespective of the cloud hosting that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section will allow you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you decide to switch to some other version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is really flexible, you can set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every 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 very quickly.