IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized use. Various script-driven applications, particularly message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult 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 the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the cloud web hosting packages which we provide, so if you need it to set up and run a script app which needs it, you can enable it with a click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for every new version that you set. If you are more skillful, you are able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you're able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - something that you won't be able to do with a lot of other web hosting providers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool comes with all servers that are a part of our modern cloud web hosting platform. We also support different releases of PHP, therefore if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with just 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 software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.