IonCube Loader is a tool, that is necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A lot of script-driven applications, in particular discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
When you buy a Linux cloud package from us, it'll be set up on our in-house built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you will not have any problems to run any script app that needs the instrument to function appropriately. In addition, we provide several different releases of PHP, so if you switch the version, you will need to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the changes you make, which means that if you switch back to the earlier version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be operated from the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Every change that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it takes effect instantly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply, so you won't experience any kind of problems if you'd like to set up and use some script app that requires the software tool so as to function properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, which means that you can proceed with the application installation without any delays. As we employ an avant-garde custom platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code within it.