IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized usage. A lot of script-driven applications, especially community forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux web hosting package that we supply and you're able to enable it at any time with only a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script applications that need it. You'll be able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you are able to proceed and set up the app that you would like without delay. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you have not used to date, you will need to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you can use any kind of script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader since the software tool is installed on all servers that are a part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. We also support multiple releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so in case you switch back to the earlier 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 whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.