What exactly is IonCube? Why is it present on almost any present-day hosting server running PHP?
To prevent the reverse engineering of script applications, a number of developers encode their program code with tools like ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The aforementioned is valid for paid applications in particular, since anybody could possibly use and change the unencrypted code without paying the necessary license fees. In case you acquire web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you'll be able to use it without a problem as long as a software tool known as ionCube Loader is present on the hosting server. This loader makes it possible to execute encrypted files and you'll often see it as one of the prerequisites for a given script app to be set up. As the encrypted files are already precompiled, they're normally executed faster and this will enhance the general speed of your website.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the shared hosting packages which we supply, so any time you need it to install and execute a script application that requires it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you are able to switch the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you need to activate the tool for any new version that you set. In case you are more experienced, you are able to use 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 site only, without affecting the whole account. This way you're able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with a lot of other web hosting suppliers out there.