IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A number of script-driven applications, particularly community forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux hosting that we offer and you're able to enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you can work with script apps that require it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you'll be able to proceed and set up the app that you'd like without delay. The very same section allows you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, as we support several releases on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you have never used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each semi-dedicated server account that's created on our modern cloud web hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, which means that you can install any script app that requires the tool. Then use it in order to launch and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it will take you just a few clicks to do this. The change will take effect immediately, which means that you'll be able to go ahead and install the necessary script in your account. If you choose to change the PHP version that's active for the account, you will have to activate ionCube for the new release as well. Our in-house built 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're able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.