What precisely is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day server running PHP?
Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you want to install it in a website hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't operate effectively for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new web hosting account and you want to work with some paid web app. If you acquire a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
When you obtain a Linux cloud hosting
from our company, it'll be set up on our in-house made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any kind of problems to manage any script app that requires the tool in order to function properly. Furthermore, we supply a few different versions of PHP, so if you switch the version, you need to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the changes you make, which means that in case you go back to the previous version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be enabled. The PHP version and the ionCube tool can be managed through the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Each change that you do takes literally just a mouse-click and it takes effect instantly.