IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. Lots of script-driven apps, particularly discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux web hosting package that we offer and you are able to enable it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you will be able to work with script apps that need it. You are able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you can go ahead and install the application that you need without delay. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our cutting-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you have not used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to employ any kind of script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool comes with all the servers that are a part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support different versions of PHP, and if you move from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of code.