What is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day web hosting server running PHP?
Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you acquire a paid script and you would like to set it up in a hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function appropriately for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web app. If you obtain a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux cloud hosting that you get during the signup process, you can enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you decide to move to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is quite flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team shall help you within minutes.