IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized use. A number of script-driven apps, in particular discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Website Hosting
If you purchase a Linux website hosting service
from our company, it will be set up on our in-house made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you won't have any kind of problems to run any script app that requires the instrument in order to run appropriately. In addition, we provide several different versions of PHP, so if you switch the version, you will have to enable ionCube again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, which means that if you go back to the previous version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be managed through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Every adjustment that you do takes literally just a mouse-click and it will take effect instantly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all the semi-dedicated servers
that we provide, and you will not encounter any problems in case you'd like to set up and work with some script app which requires the software instrument in order to function properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, therefore you will be able to proceed with the app installation without delay. For the reason that we use an avant-garde custom-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code in it.