IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. A large number of script-driven apps, particularly discussion forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each hosting plan that we provide and you're able to activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications that need it. You are able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you're able to go ahead and install the application that you need right away. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support a variety of releases on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you have not used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can use any kind of script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader since the software tool is installed on all servers that are part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.