IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A great number of script-driven apps, in particular discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all of the cloud website hosting packages that we offer, so any time you need it in order to set up and run some script app which needs it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you can switch the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you will have to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. When you are more skillful, you are able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you'll be able to run both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with a lot of other hosting suppliers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide, and you won't experience any kind of problems if you'd like to set up and work with some script application which requires the software instrument in order to function appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, so you're able to move forward with the app installation without any delays. Due to the fact that we use a hi-tech in-house built platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not 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 inside it.