Find what IonCube is and also why it’s installed on pretty much every server running PHP these days.
To stop the reverse engineering of script apps, many developers encode their code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid applications in particular, as anybody would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the required license fees. When you get web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a tool named ionCube Loader is a part of the web hosting server. This loader allows you to run encrypted files and you will often see it among the prerequisites for a certain script application to be set up. Due to the fact that the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are ordinarily executed a lot faster and this will increase the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single shared hosting
that we supply and you will be able to enable it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to use script apps that require it. You can do that from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you are able to proceed and set up the app that you'd like right away. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support several releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. If you move to a release that you have not used so far, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.