What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on nearly every present-day web hosting server running PHP?
In order to stop the reverse engineering of script applications, many developers encode their program code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody would be able to use and modify the unprotected code without having to pay the needed license fees. When you purchase web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a tool named ionCube Loader is present on the website hosting server. This loader allows you to run encoded files and you will often see it on the list of prerequisites for a given script app to be set up. Because the encoded files are already precompiled, they are generally executed more quickly and this will raise the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each cloud plan
that we offer and you will be able to enable it at any time with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to work with script applications which require it. You are able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you'll be able to go ahead and set up the application that you would like without delay. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support a number of versions on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. If you move to a release that you haven't used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.