What is IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and when do you need it for your PHP applications?
IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized use. A lot of script-driven apps, in particular discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
If you obtain a shared website hosting through our company, it will be created on our in-house made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you won't have any kind of problems to run any script app that needs the tool in order to run properly. We also provide several different versions of PHP, which means that if you switch the version, you will need to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, so if you switch back to the previous version of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be enabled. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be operated through the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Every change that you do takes literally just a click and it will take effect without delay.