IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is required to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. A large number of script-driven applications, particularly discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all the shared hosting plans that we provide, so every time you require it in order to install and execute a script application which requires it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you are able to change the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you will have to activate the instrument for any new version which you set. When you're more skillful, you are able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you will be able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites inside the same account - a thing that you can't do with lots of other website hosting service providers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each semi-dedicated server account that is created on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, and you'll be able to set up any script app that needs the tool. Then use it in order to start and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it will take you only a few clicks to do this. Your change will take effect right away, which means that you're able to proceed and install the necessary script inside your account. If you choose to change the PHP version which is active for your account, you need to activate ionCube for the new version too. Our custom-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each and every domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.