What is IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you really need it for your PHP applications?
In order to stop the reverse engineering of script apps, a number of developers encode their program code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid apps in particular, as anybody would be able to use and change the unencrypted code without paying the needed license fees. In case you acquire web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without any problems as long as a software instrument called ionCube Loader is a part of the hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encoded files and you will often see it among the prerequisites for a certain script application to be set up. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are usually executed faster and this can boost the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the cloud plan
that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The very same section enables you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you choose to switch to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is very 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'd like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will be able to assist you within minutes.