What is IonCube? Why is it present on nearly every present-day web server running PHP?
Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you'd like to install it in a hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not work effectively since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you want to employ some paid web application. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each and every semi-dedicated server account which is generated on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, and you will be able to install any kind of script application which needs the software tool. Then use it to launch and maintain your web presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a few clicks to do that. The change will take effect immediately, which means that you can go ahead and install the needed script in your account. If you choose to change the PHP version that's active for the account, you should enable ionCube for the new release too. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you're able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.