What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and do you need it for your PHP software?
A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you buy a paid script and you intend to set it up in a web hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without this, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not operate properly since almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new website hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web app. If you buy a shared web 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 Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the web hosting that you get during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The very same section allows you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you would like to switch to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is rather flexible, you can set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall assist you within minutes.