What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on nearly every present-day hosting server running PHP?
Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you want to set it up in a website hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it will not operate properly due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh hosting account and you want to employ some paid web app. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers which are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore regardless of the Linux cloud hosting package
that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The very same section will allow you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you decide to switch to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is very flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team shall assist you in no time.