IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's necessary to run files which are encrypted 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 not authorized use. Lots of script-driven applications, particularly community forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is 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 for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single website hosting that we provide and you will be able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you can work with script apps which require it. You're able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you will be able to go ahead and install the application that you'd like without delay. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support a number of releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you haven't used so far, you'll have to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application that requires this software tool so as to function properly. With several clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. As we support a couple of releases of PHP concurrently, you will need to do that every time you switch to a new version, but if you revert back to a release which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have several websites in the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of code you're able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.