IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app which is used 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, particularly message boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all the web hosting plans which we offer, so when you need it in order to set up and execute some script app that requires it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to change the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you need to activate the instrument for any new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you can use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you will be able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - something that you will not be able to do with numerous other hosting providers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply, which means that you won't encounter any kind of problems if you'd like to install and use some script app which requires the software tool to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you'll be able to move forward with the app set up without delay. Because we employ an avant-garde custom platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code in it.