IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A number of script-driven applications, especially forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
When you purchase a cloud hosting plan from us, it'll be set up on our custom-built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you will not have any problems to manage any script app that needs the instrument to run properly. We also offer you several different versions of PHP, therefore if you change the version, you need to activate ionCube again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, and when you go back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be managed from the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Every change that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it takes effect at once.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to employ any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader because the software tool is available on all servers that are part of our modern cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support several versions of PHP, therefore if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code.