IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. Numerous script-driven applications, especially discussion forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared website hosting plan that we supply and you can activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you can employ script apps that require it. You will be able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you are able to proceed and set up the application that you would like without delay. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support several versions on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you have not used so far, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced 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 Servers
In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can use any kind of script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool comes with all the servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support various releases of PHP, and if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.