What's IonCube? How exactly does IonCube work and when do you really need it for your PHP applications?
In order to stop the reverse engineering of script applications, many developers encode their program code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid applications in particular, as anybody could possibly use and modify the unprotected code without paying the required license fees. When you obtain web software encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without any problems as long as a software tool named ionCube Loader is present on the website hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encrypted files and you'll often notice it on the list of prerequisites for a particular script app to be set up. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they are normally executed much faster and this will raise the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all the hosting packages which we offer, so if you require it to set up and execute a script application which requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you are able to change the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you will have to enable the instrument for each new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you will 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 this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you can manage both new and older script apps for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you cannot do with lots of other hosting providers on the market.