Find out what IonCube is as well as the reason why it’s installed on virtually every server running PHP today.
To stop the reverse engineering of script applications, numerous developers encode their program code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid applications in particular, as anyone could possibly use and change the unencrypted code without having to pay the required license fees. In case you purchase web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a software instrument named ionCube Loader is available on the hosting server. This loader allows you to execute encoded files and you'll often find it among the prerequisites for a particular script application to be set up. Due to the fact that the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are normally executed much faster and this will raise the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all the website hosting packages which we provide, 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 inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you'll be able to switch the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to enable the instrument for each new version that you set. If you are more experienced, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you will be able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple websites in the same account - something that you cannot do with a lot of other hosting suppliers available on the market.