IonCube Loader is a tool, that is required to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A lot of script-driven apps, especially online forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud website hosting that we supply and you'll be able to enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you will be able to take advantage of script apps which require it. You can do that through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you can go ahead and install the application that you'd like without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a release that you have never used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced 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 Servers
Every single semi-dedicated server account which is set up on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, and you'll be able to set up any script app which requires the software tool. Then use it to launch and maintain your online presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it will take you no more than a few clicks to do this. The change takes effect right away, which means that you'll be able to proceed and install the needed script in your account. If you choose to switch the PHP version which is active for the account, you will have to enable ionCube for the new version as well. Our custom-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.