IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Many script-driven applications, in particular online forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux website hosting
that you select during the signup process, you can activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The same section enables you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you want to switch to a different version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is quite flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will assist you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated servers
that we provide, which means that you won't have any problems if you would like to set up and work with a script app which requires the tool in order to function properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, which means that you're able to move forward with the application installation without delay. Due to the fact that we use an innovative tailor-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll 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 creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code within it.