What is IonCube? Why is it present on almost any present-day web server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. A lot of script-driven applications, particularly forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
When you aquire a Linux shared website hosting package from us, it'll be set up on our in-house built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any kind of problems to run any script app that needs the instrument to function properly. We also offer a few different releases of PHP, therefore if you change the version, you will need to enable ionCube again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, which means that when you move back to the earlier release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be managed through the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it takes effect right away.