What is IonCube? Why is it present on nearly every present-day web hosting server running PHP?
In order to stop the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encode their program code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, since anybody would be able to use and change the unencrypted code without having to pay the required license fees. When you buy web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is present on the website hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encrypted files and you'll often find it among the prerequisites for a given script app to be set up. Due to the fact that the encoded files are already precompiled, they're usually executed much faster and this will increase the overall speed of your website.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all the shared website hosting plans that we offer, so every time you require it to set up and run some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you're able to switch the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for every new version which you set. If you're more skillful, you'll be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you'll be able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - a thing that you will not be able to do with numerous other web hosting service providers on the market.