IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. A great number of script-driven applications, in particular discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is 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 due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all cloud hosting packages which we supply, so if you require it to set up and execute a script application that requires it, you can enable it with a click inside the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you'll be able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the tool for any new version that you set. When you are more skillful, you are able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you can operate both new and older script apps for multiple sites within the same account - something that you can't do with a lot of other hosting suppliers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can employ any kind of script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool comes with all the servers that are a part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple versions of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so if you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer 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 web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of program code.