IonCube Loader is a tool, which is required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. Plenty of script-driven apps, especially forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost 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 will be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
If you aquire a Linux web hosting from us, it will be created on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you won't have any problems to run any script app that requires the instrument to function properly. We also provide several different versions of PHP, so in case you change the version, you need to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the changes you make, so in case you go back to the earlier version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be enabled. The PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be managed from the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you do takes literally just a single click and it takes effect instantly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide, and you won't experience any problems if you would like to set up and use some script application that requires the software instrument so as to function properly. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you can proceed with the app set up without delay. Because we use an innovative custom-made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code within it.