What is IonCube? Precisely how does IonCube work and when do you need it for your PHP apps?
In order to stop the reverse engineering of script apps, numerous developers encode their code with instruments such as ionCube PHP Encoder in order to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, as anybody would be able to use and change the unencrypted code without paying the necessary license fees. When you acquire web software encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, you will be able to use it without a problem as long as a tool named ionCube Loader is available on the website hosting server. This loader enables you to execute encrypted files and you'll often find it among the prerequisites for a certain script application to be set up. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they are ordinarily executed quicker and this can enhance the overall speed of your site.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all shared hosting plans which we provide, so when you need it to set up and execute a script application which requires it, you can activate it with a click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you'll be able to switch the PHP version that's active for your account in the same section, you will have to activate the tool for any new version which you set. When you're more skillful, you're able to take advantage of 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 website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you are able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you will not be able to do with many other web hosting suppliers available on the market.