IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Many script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux web hosting that you select during the signup process, you will 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 website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section allows you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), so if you choose to switch to another version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is really flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team shall assist you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because all semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app that needs this software tool to function efficiently. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. Since we support multiple releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to do that any time you switch to a different version, but if you revert back to a version that you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have a couple of sites inside the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you'll be able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the hosting account altogether.