IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized use. Many script-driven applications, in particular discussion forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Hosting
If you purchase a hosting plan through our company, it will be created on our custom-built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you will not have any kind of problems to run any script app that requires the instrument to run properly. We also offer you a few different versions of PHP, so if you switch the version, you need to enable ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, so in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be managed through the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it'll take effect right away.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer, and you will not have any problems if you'd like to install and work with a script application which requires the software tool so as to function appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, which means that you're able to proceed with the application set up without any delays. Since we use a cutting-edge custom-built platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also 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 generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code within it.