What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on almost any present-day hosting server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. Many script-driven applications, in particular message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux cloud website hosting
that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple 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 exact same section enables you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you want to switch to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is very flexible, you may even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall help you within minutes.