IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Many script-driven applications, particularly discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each cloud website hosting service that we offer and you'll be able to activate it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script apps which need it. You'll be able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you will be able to proceed and set up the application that you'd like without delay. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support numerous versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you move to a version that you have never used so far, you'll have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can use any script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader since the tool comes with all the servers that are part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support several releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, 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 whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.