IonCube Loader is a tool, which is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Lots of script-driven applications, particularly discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
If you get a Linux shared website hosting service from our company, it will be set up on our custom-made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you will not have any kind of problems to run any script app that needs the tool to run properly. We also supply a few different versions of PHP, so in case you change the version, you will need to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the changes you make, which means that if you switch back to the earlier version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be operated through the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you do takes literally just a click and it'll take effect right away.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader since the software tool comes with all the servers which are part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. We also support multiple versions of PHP, and if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.