What is IonCube? Why is it present on nearly every present-day server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized use. A great number of script-driven apps, especially community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you get a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
When you purchase a Linux web hosting
from us, it will be set up on our in-house built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any kind of problems to run any script app that needs the tool in order to run appropriately. We also provide several different versions of PHP, which means that if you change the version, you will have to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, which means that if you switch back to the earlier release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be operated from the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Any change that you do takes literally just a click and it will take effect immediately.