IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. A number of script-driven applications, particularly discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that regardless of the Linux shared package that you get during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The same section enables you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you want to move to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is really flexible, you may even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will help you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Every single semi-dedicated server account that is generated on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, and you can set up any kind of script application which needs the tool. Then use it to start and maintain your online presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do this. Your change takes effect right away, so you can proceed and set up the needed script inside your account. If you decide to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, you'll need to enable ionCube for the new release as well. Our custom-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.