IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A number of script-driven applications, especially forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore regardless of the Linux shared package that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you would like to switch to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is quite flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will assist you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Every single semi-dedicated server account that's set up on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, so you'll be able to install any kind of script app which needs the tool. Then employ it to launch and maintain your internet presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it will take you no more than a few clicks to do this. Your change takes effect without delay, so you can go ahead and set up the necessary script inside your account. If you'd like to change the PHP version that is active for the account, you should enable ionCube for the new version as well. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you will be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.