What is IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and do you need it for your PHP apps?
IonCube Loader is a tool, which is needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. Many script-driven applications, especially forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Hosting
When you obtain a Linux hosting
from us, it will be set up on our tailor-made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you will not have any problems to manage any script app which needs the tool in order to function appropriately. Furthermore, we offer several different releases of PHP, which means that if you switch the version, you need to enable ionCube again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, so in case you move back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be operated through the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Each change that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it will take effect immediately.