IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized use. Various script-driven applications, particularly message boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers which are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux shared web hosting that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The same section allows you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you decide to switch to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is really flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will be able to help you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since all of the 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 app which requires the software tool to run properly. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. Because we support a couple of versions of PHP concurrently, you'll need to do this any time you move to a new release, and if you revert back to a version that you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have a couple of sites inside the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you can set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you are able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.