IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. A number of script-driven applications, in particular online forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore regardless of the web hosting that you get during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you would like to move to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is quite flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each and every semi-dedicated server account that is created on our outstanding cloud hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, which means that you will be able to set up any script application which needs the software tool. Then employ it to launch and maintain your web presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. The change will take effect immediately, so you are able to proceed and install the needed script in your account. If you choose to change the PHP version that is active for your account, you'll have to enable ionCube for the new version as well. Our in-house made platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.