IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized use. Lots of script-driven apps, in particular message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux shared website hosting package that we supply and you'll be able to activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications that need it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, therefore you will be able to proceed and install the app that you'd like right away. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. If you move to a release that you've never used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to employ any kind of script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader as the tool comes with all of the servers that are part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various versions of PHP, which means that if you switch 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 activate ionCube for that particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you move back to the previous version of PHP, the 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 specific domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code.