IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. A large number of script-driven apps, particularly forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux cloud package that we provide and you will be able to activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script apps which need it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you can proceed and install the application that you would like right away. The exact same section allows you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support numerous releases on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you have not used so far, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each and every semi-dedicated server account that is created on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, and you can set up any script application that requires the software tool. Then employ it in order to start and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it'll take you just a few clicks to do this. Your change will take effect immediately, which means that you'll be able to go ahead and install the necessary script in your account. If you would like switch the PHP version that is active for your account, you will need to enable ionCube for the new version as well. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you are able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.