IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A lot of script-driven apps, in particular forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux cloud hosting that we offer and you're able to enable it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you will be able to work with script apps that need it. You will be able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you're able to proceed and set up the app that you'd like right away. The very same section allows you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you have never used so far, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated service that we supply, and you will not have any kind of problems if you would like to install and work with a script app which requires the software instrument to function appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you can proceed with the app installation without any delays. Due to the fact that we employ an innovative custom platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code inside it.