IonCube Loader is a tool, that is required to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized use. A great number of script-driven apps, in particular online forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a cloud web hosting service from us, it'll be set up on our custom cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you will not have any kind of problems to manage any script app which needs the tool in order to run properly. In addition, we offer a few different releases of PHP, so in case you change the version, you'll need to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the changes you make, which means that when you move back to the earlier version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be managed through the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Every adjustment that you make takes literally just a click and it takes effect at once.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can use any kind of script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader since the tool is available on all servers which are a part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple releases of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.