What is IonCube? Why is it present on almost every present-day hosting server running PHP?
In order to prevent the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encode their program code with instruments like ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid apps in particular, because anybody would be able to use and change the unencrypted code without having to pay the required license fees. In case you purchase web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without any problems as long as an instrument called ionCube Loader is available on the web hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encrypted files and you'll often find it as one of the prerequisites for a certain script app to be installed. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they are ordinarily executed faster and this will raise the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all shared hosting packages that we supply, so any time you require it to install and run some script application which requires it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you'll be able to change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you need to activate the tool for every new version which you set. When you're more skillful, you can 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 that particular site only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you're able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - something that you will not be able to do with various other hosting suppliers on the market.