IonCube Loader is a tool, that is necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized usage. A lot of script-driven apps, particularly message boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's 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 shall be affected.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every hosting plan that we supply and you are able to enable it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you can use script applications that require it. You can do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you'll be able to proceed and install the app that you'd like without delay. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you move to a release that you have never used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to take advantage of any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool is installed on all the servers which are a part of our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several versions of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 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, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of code.