IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. A number of script-driven applications, especially discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
When you buy a Linux web hosting package 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 manage any script app that needs the tool in order to run appropriately. We also offer a few different releases of PHP, therefore in case you switch the version, you'll need to enable ionCube again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, so if you move back to the previous version of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be operated through the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Each change that you make takes literally just a single click and it will take effect instantly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we supply, and you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and work with some script application which requires the software tool in order to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you're able to move forward with the application installation without delay. Because we employ a hi-tech tailor-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you 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 a couple of lines of code within it.