IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. Numerous script-driven applications, in particular forums, cms 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 need to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single web hosting that we offer and you are able to enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you can use script apps which 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 deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you'll be able to proceed and install the app that you need right away. The same section allows you to change the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you move to a release that you have never used so far, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Every single semi-dedicated server account that is created on our modern cloud hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, so you can set up any kind of script app which needs the tool. Then employ it in order to launch and maintain your web presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a few clicks to do this. The change will take effect right away, so you can go ahead and install the necessary script inside your account. If you would like change the PHP version which is active for the account, you need to activate ionCube for the new version too. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you are able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.