IonCube Loader is a tool, that's necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized use. A large number of script-driven apps, in particular online forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all hosting plans that we offer, so if you require it to install and run a script application that needs it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you are able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you need to activate the instrument for each new version that you set. If you are more skillful, you are able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you are able to run both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you can't do with a lot of other web hosting suppliers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all semi-dedicated servers that we supply, which means that you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you would like to install and use some script application which requires the tool in order to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, which means that you'll be able to move forward with the application set up without delay. Because we employ a revolutionary custom-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code in it.