IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized use. A large number of script-driven apps, particularly message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's almost 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 Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore regardless of the shared hosting that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The exact same section enables you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you decide to switch to another version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall help you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you can take advantage of any kind of script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader because the software tool is available on all the servers that are part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support different releases of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and if you move back to the previous 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 specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.