IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized use. A lot of script-driven apps, in particular discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is 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 because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Hosting
When you aquire a hosting from us, it will be set up on our custom-built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you will not have any problems to run any script application that requires the instrument to run appropriately. In addition, we offer you several different releases of PHP, so in case you change the version, you need to activate ionCube once again. Our system remembers the changes you make, and when you go back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be enabled. The PHP version and the ionCube tool can be managed from the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Each change that you make takes literally just a click and it takes effect at once.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to use any script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool is available on all servers which are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. We also support several versions of PHP, so 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 instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and if you move back to the earlier version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.