IonCube Loader is a tool, which is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. Plenty of script-driven applications, especially message boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all web hosting packages that we offer, so when you need it in order to install and run a script application which needs it, you can enable it with a click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you can switch the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for any new version that you set. If you are more experienced, you will be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you're able to run both new and older script apps for multiple sites inside the same account - a thing that you will not be able to do with various other web hosting suppliers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each and every semi-dedicated server account which is set up on our outstanding cloud hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, and you can install any script application that needs the software tool. Then use it to launch and maintain your online presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it will take you no more than a couple of clicks to do this. The change will take effect without delay, which means that you will be able to go ahead and install the needed script inside your account. If you decide to switch the PHP version that is active for the account, you should enable ionCube for the new version too. Our tailor-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you will be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.