IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. A great number of script-driven apps, in particular discussion forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy 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 set it up if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the cloud web hosting that you get during the signup process, you will be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The same section allows you to choose the PHP release for your account (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), and in case you choose to switch to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is very flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team shall help you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each semi-dedicated server account which is created on our modern cloud web hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, and you'll be able to set up any script application that needs the software tool. Then use it in order to start and maintain your internet presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a couple of clicks to do that. The change will take effect without delay, which means that you'll be able to go ahead and set up the necessary script in your account. If you'd like to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, you will have to enable ionCube for the new release too. Our in-house made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.