IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you obtain 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 instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
If you get a Linux shared hosting service through us, it will be created on our in-house made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you will not have any problems to run any script application that needs the tool so as to function appropriately. Furthermore, we offer you several different versions of PHP, which means that if you switch the version, you will have to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, and when you go back to the earlier release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be managed through the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Every adjustment that you do takes literally just a click and it takes effect immediately.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer, which means that you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you would like to install and work with some script app which requires the instrument in order to function appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you'll be able to move forward with the application installation without delay. For the reason that we employ an avant-garde custom platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code inside it.