IonCube Loader is a tool, which is necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized use. A number of script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that hard to install it 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 of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single hosting that we provide and you're able to activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script apps which need it. You will be able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you'll be able to proceed and set up the app that you would like without delay. The same section allows you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a variety of releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you haven't 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 entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application which needs the software tool in order to function efficiently. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. Since we support a couple of versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to do this each and every time you move to a new release, and if you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have multiple sites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you're able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of code you are able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the hosting account altogether.