What precisely is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day hosting server running PHP?
Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you get a paid script and you would like to set it up in a website hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without this, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't work appropriately since most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new website hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web application. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
When you aquire a shared hosting from our company, it'll be set up on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you won't have any kind of problems to run any script app which requires the tool in order to function appropriately. We also provide a few different releases of PHP, which means that in case you change the version, you'll need to enable ionCube again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, so in case you move back to the previous release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. The PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be operated through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you make takes literally just a single click and it takes effect instantly.