IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. Plenty of script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all of the cloud website hosting packages which we supply, so every time you need it to set up and execute some script application that needs it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you can change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. If you are more skillful, you will be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you are able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you will not be able to do with various other hosting providers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application which needs this tool to run effectively. With several clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for your account. Since we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to do that each and every time you move to a different release, and if you revert back to a version that you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have a couple of sites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you will be able to set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of code you're able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the hosting account altogether.