IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized use. A large number of script-driven apps, especially forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud hosting plan that we provide and you will be able to enable it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you can work with script applications that need it. You are able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you'll be able to proceed and install the app that you need right away. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support a number of versions on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you've never used so far, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each and every semi-dedicated server account that's created on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, so you will be able to install any kind of script app which requires the tool. Then use it to launch and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do this. Your change will take effect without delay, so you will be able to proceed and set up the necessary script inside your account. If you decide to change the PHP version that is active for your account, you need to enable ionCube for the new version as well. Our in-house 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 each domain folder. In the same way, you are able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.