IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. Many script-driven applications, especially online forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared 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
IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud hosting package
that you select during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The exact same section allows you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you choose to move to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team shall assist you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server
package from our company, you will be able to use any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool comes with all of the servers that are a part of our modern cloud website hosting platform. We also support several releases of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so in case you move back to the earlier version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.