What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day hosting server running PHP?
IonCube Loader is a tool, which is required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A number of script-driven applications, particularly online forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all cloud hosting packages which we provide, so every time you need it in order to install and execute some script app which needs it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you can change the PHP version which is active for your account from the same section, you will have to enable the instrument for every new version which you set. When you're more experienced, you'll be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you will be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with numerous other hosting service providers on the market.