IonCube Loader is a tool, that's required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. A great number of script-driven apps, in particular online forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is 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 Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux website hosting package that we provide and you're able to enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you will be able to work with script apps which require it. You are able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you're able to proceed and set up the application that you would like right away. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support numerous versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you move to a version that you haven't used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to use any kind of script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool comes with all servers which are a part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple releases of PHP, and if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so in case you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of program code.