IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. Many script-driven applications, in particular discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you get a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Hosting
When you buy a hosting through our company, it'll be created on our in-house built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you won't have any problems to run any script app which requires the instrument to function properly. In addition, we offer several different releases of PHP, which means that in case you change the version, you'll have to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, and when you switch back to the earlier version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version and the ionCube tool can be operated from the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Any change that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it takes effect instantly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to use any kind of script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool is available on all the servers which are a part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support several releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so in case you move back to the previous release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of program code.