What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on nearly every present-day server running PHP?
A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you buy a paid script and you would like to install it in a hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not work efficiently since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new web hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web application. If you buy a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
When you obtain a cloud web hosting through us, it'll be created on our custom cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you won't have any kind of problems to manage any script app which requires the instrument in order to function properly. We also provide several different versions of PHP, so if you switch the version, you'll need to activate ionCube again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, and if you move back to the earlier version of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be managed from the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Any change that you make takes literally just a single click and it'll take effect immediately.