IonCube Loader is a tool, that's necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized usage. A large number of script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud web hosting plans which we supply, so any time you require it in order to set up and run some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a single click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you are able to switch the PHP version that's active for your account in the same section, you need to activate the tool for each new version which you set. When you are more experienced, you'll be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you're able to run both new and older script applications for multiple websites inside the same account - something that you will not be able to do with many other hosting service providers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, which means that you won't have any kind of problems if you would like to set up and work with a script app which requires the tool so as to operate properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, so you'll be able to proceed with the application set up without any delays. Because we use an innovative custom-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you will 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 and even to set a PHP release 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 within it.