IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Lots of script-driven apps, particularly forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, so irrespective of the Linux web hosting service
that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside 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 pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you choose to move to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is very flexible, you can set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team will be able to assist you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the semi-dedicated hosting
that we offer, which means that you will not encounter any kind of problems if you would like to set up and work with some script application that requires the software tool so as to function appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you will be able to move forward with the application installation without delay. Due to the fact that we use a hi-tech custom-built platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code inside it.