IonCube Loader is a tool, that's necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. Plenty of script-driven apps, in particular online forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While 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 as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the website hosting service that you pick during the signup process, you can enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The same section enables you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you decide to move to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is rather flexible, you can set another PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will help you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app which requires the software tool in order to work properly. With several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for your account. As we support multiple releases of PHP concurrently, you will need to do that each and every time you switch to a new version, but when you revert back to a release that you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have several sites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you'll be able to create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you are able to define both the PHP version and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.