IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Various script-driven apps, in particular forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared package that we offer and you are able to activate it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you can work with script apps which need it. You are able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you'll be able to proceed and set up the app that you need without delay. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support a variety of releases on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a release that you haven't used so far, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply, which means that you won't have any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and use some script app which requires the instrument in order to operate appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, which means that you'll be able to move forward with the app installation without delay. As we use an avant-garde custom platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code in it.