IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is required to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. Numerous script-driven applications, particularly community forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your hosting server has the tool 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 should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
When you aquire a shared web hosting plan through us, it will be set up on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you won't have any kind of problems to run any script application which requires the tool in order to function appropriately. Furthermore, we supply several different versions of PHP, which means that in case you change the version, you will need to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, so in case you go back to the earlier release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be managed through the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Every change that you do takes literally just a mouse-click and it takes effect immediately.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool is available on all servers that are part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support different versions of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code.