What's IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and do you really need it for your PHP software?
IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Many script-driven applications, in particular online forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
When you aquire a web hosting from us, it will be set up on our in-house built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any problems to run any script application that needs the tool so as to function properly. Furthermore, we offer you several different versions of PHP, which means that if you change the version, you need to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, so in case you switch back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be operated from the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Any change that you make takes literally just a click and it'll take effect right away.