Discover what IonCube is and the reasons why it’s installed on just about every server running PHP nowadays.
IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. Various script-driven apps, particularly forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
When you buy a Linux web hosting through us, it'll be set up on our custom-built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you won't have any problems to manage any script app that needs the tool so as to function appropriately. In addition, we offer you a few different versions of PHP, which means that if you switch the version, you need to activate ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, and if you move back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be enabled. Both the PHP version and the ionCube tool can be managed through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Any adjustment that you do takes literally just a single click and it will take effect at once.