IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Lots of script-driven apps, in particular discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux web hosting that we supply and you are able to enable it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you can work with script applications which need it. You can do that through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you will be able to go ahead and install the application that you would like without delay. The same section allows you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support a variety of releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you haven't used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, and you will not experience any problems if you'd like to set up and use a script app which requires the software instrument to function appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you will be able to proceed with the app installation without delay. For the reason that we use a cutting-edge custom platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release 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 several lines of program code within it.