IonCube Loader is a tool, that's needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. A lot of script-driven applications, especially community forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although 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 of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all the website hosting packages that we provide, so when you require it to install and run some script application that needs it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to change the PHP version that's active for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for any new version that you set. If you're more experienced, you are able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. This way you're able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with a lot of other website hosting service providers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, and you will not have any kind of problems if you'd like to install and work with a script app which requires the instrument in order to function properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, so you'll be able to move forward with the application installation without any delays. Due to the fact that we employ an innovative custom platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code in it.