What's IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you really need it for your PHP applications?
To prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, a lot of developers encrypt their code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. This is valid for paid apps in particular, because anyone could possibly use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the necessary license fees. If you buy web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without a problem as long as a tool known as ionCube Loader is available on the website hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encoded files and you will often find it on the list of prerequisites for a given script application to be set up. Because the encoded files are already precompiled, they're usually executed more quickly and this will boost the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud hosting
plans that we provide, so if you need it in order to install and execute a script app which requires it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you'll be able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you will have to enable the instrument for each new version that you set. When you are more skillful, you are able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you will be able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you cannot do with lots of other website hosting suppliers available on the market.