IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Various script-driven apps, in particular community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the web hosting packages which we offer, so when you need it in order to set up and execute some script application that needs it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you are able to switch the PHP release which is active for your account from the same section, you need to enable the instrument for each new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you'll be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. This way you can run both new and older script apps for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you won't be able to do with many other website hosting suppliers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to take advantage of any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader since the software tool comes with all servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. We also support different releases of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.