IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. A large number of script-driven applications, especially message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux web hosting service that you select during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The very same section will allow you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you would like to switch to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is rather flexible, you can 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, the 24/7 tech support team shall assist you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, so you will not experience any problems in case you would like to install and work with some script app which requires the instrument so as to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, which means that you are able to move forward with the app set up without delay. As we employ an innovative in-house made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version 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 in it.