IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. A great number of script-driven apps, especially forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so irrespective of the Linux shared web hosting
that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The very same section enables you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you would like to switch to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team will be able to help you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy a semi-dedicated server
package from our company, you can take advantage of any script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool is available on all the servers which are a part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. We also support several releases of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so if you switch back to the previous release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.