What's IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you need it for your PHP applications?
IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. Various script-driven apps, particularly discussion forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult 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 shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Due to the fact that all of the semi-dedicated server
accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app which requires the tool to run effectively. With several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. As we support multiple versions of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do this every time you move to a different release, and when you revert back to a release which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have several sites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you'll be able to create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of program code you are able to define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.