What's IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and do you need it for your PHP apps?
IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. A great number of script-driven apps, particularly discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all cloud web hosting packages that we offer, so any time you need it to set up and execute some script app that requires it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you can change the PHP release which is active for your account from the same section, you will need to activate the tool for any new version which you set. In case you are more experienced, you'll be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you'll be able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you can't do with various other website hosting service providers on the market.