IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Many script-driven applications, particularly community forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared package that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The very same section allows you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you would like to switch to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is very flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team shall help you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader because the software tool is available on all of the servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several releases of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.