IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the shared hosting that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The same section enables you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you choose to move to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is rather flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will help you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As all the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app that requires the tool so as to work properly. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. Since we support multiple versions of PHP concurrently, you will have to do this any time you switch to a different version, but when you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have multiple websites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you'll be able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of program code you're able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the hosting account altogether.