IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. Plenty of script-driven apps, especially forums, content management systems 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 hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your web 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 almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared web hosting plan that we supply and you're able to enable it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you can work with script apps that need it. You are able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, therefore you can go ahead and install the app that you'd like right away. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a number of releases on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a version that you've never used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated plans that we offer, which means that you will not have any problems in case you'd like to set up and use some script application which requires the software instrument to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, which means that you are able to proceed with the application installation without any delays. As we use a revolutionary in-house built platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code in it.