IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A great number of script-driven apps, particularly community forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all the web hosting packages which we offer, so every time you require it in order to install and execute a script app that needs it, you can activate it with a click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to switch the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you'll need to enable the tool for each new version which you set. If you are more skillful, you will be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you are able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - something that you can't do with numerous other website hosting service providers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each and every semi-dedicated server account that is created on our modern cloud hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, so you can install any kind of script application which requires the software tool. Then employ it in order to start and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do that. Your change takes effect right away, so you are able to proceed and install the needed script inside your account. If you choose to change the PHP version which is active for the account, you need to enable ionCube for the new version too. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.