IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. A number of script-driven applications, particularly forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you get a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
When you purchase a Linux shared website hosting service through our company, it'll be set up on our in-house built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any kind of problems to run any script app that requires the tool to function appropriately. Furthermore, we supply a few different versions of PHP, so in case you change the version, you need to enable ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, and if you go back to the earlier version of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be managed from the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Any adjustment that you do takes literally just a click and it will take effect at once.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated services that we provide, which means that you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and use a script application that requires the software tool in order to function appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, therefore you can proceed with the application set up without any delays. Due to the fact that we employ an avant-garde custom-built platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code within it.