IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is required to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized use. A lot of script-driven applications, especially discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package that we provide and you will be able to activate it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you can use script applications that need it. You'll be able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you're able to proceed and install the app that you would like right away. The same section will allow you to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support multiple releases on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a version that you have not used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to use any script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader since the tool is installed on all of the servers which are part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.