What is IonCube? Why is it present on almost any present-day server running PHP?
Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you acquire a paid script and you intend to set it up in a hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without this, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't operate effectively for the reason that most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new web hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all of the website hosting packages that we provide, so when you need it in order to install and execute a script app that needs it, you can activate it with a single click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you can change the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you need to enable the tool for any new version which you set. If you are more skillful, you'll be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you're able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - a thing that you can't do with a lot of other website hosting providers on the market.