IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Plenty of script-driven applications, especially community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single website hosting that we supply and you will be able to activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you will be able to take advantage of script applications that require it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, therefore you're able to go ahead and install the app that you'd like right away. The exact same section allows you to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our hi-tech cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you haven't used so far, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all of the semi-dedicated service that we supply, so you will not experience any kind of problems in case you would like to install and work with a script application which requires the software instrument so as to operate properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, therefore you'll be able to move forward with the app installation without delay. As we employ an avant-garde in-house made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code in it.