IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized use. Plenty of script-driven applications, especially message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is 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 due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every cloud web hosting that we provide and you will be able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to employ script applications that require it. You will be able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you can proceed and install the application that you'd like without delay. The very same section allows you to change the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support a number of releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you've never used to date, you will have 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
Because all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application that requires the tool in order to function properly. With several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for your account. Since we support multiple releases of PHP at the same time, you'll need to do this any time you switch to a different version, and when you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have a couple of sites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you can set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of program code you will be able to define both the PHP version and the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.