Learn what IonCube is as well as the reasons why it’s set up on nearly every server running PHP these days.
In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, many developers encrypt their code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder and make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody would be able to use and change the unencrypted code without having to pay the required license fees. If you purchase web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as a software tool called ionCube Loader is installed on the website hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encoded files and you will often see it as one of the prerequisites for a particular script application to be installed. Because the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are ordinarily executed faster and this will enhance the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each website hosting plan that we supply and you are able to activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you will be able to work with script apps that require it. You're able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you can go ahead and set up the app that you need right away. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP release which is active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our hi-tech cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you have not used so far, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.