IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized use. Many script-driven applications, especially message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux cloud website hosting package that we supply and you can activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to use script apps that need it. You will be able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you'll be able to proceed and install the app that you would like right away. The very same section allows you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you haven't used to date, you'll have to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as 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 get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to use any kind of script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader as the tool is installed on all the servers that are a part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. We also support multiple 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 example, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the previous release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.